Rolland Galarreta

Rolland Galarreta Iconic

Spain, Rioja


Rolland Galarreta Iconic

This predominantly Tempranillo based wine comes from 40 year old vines from the foothills of Sierra Cantabria, Rioja. Whole bunch fermentation gives rise to notes of cassis and blueberries allied to fresh acidity and gently grippy tannins. The plush texture would pair with firmer fish as well as red meats.

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The Rolland & Galarreta Project: Terroir-Driven Excellence

The Rolland & Galarreta Project began in 2010 in Rioja Alavesa, Ribera del Duero and Rueda, and spread to Priorat, Montes de Toledo and Jerez in 2014. It contrives to make wines from Spain’s finest terroirs. Today, this terroir-driven brand crafts wines from the top Spanish wine growing regions. The R&G Project holds a selection of exclusive and special plots within unique terroirs - a total of almost 80 hectares in the best regions of Spain.

Iconic 2016 Vintage: Rioja Alavesa's Unique Terroir

This iconic 2016 vintage comes from 40 year old vines from a unique spot in Rioja Alavesa, most parcels being located in the foothills of Sierra Cantabria. Fermented in open French oak casks with temperature control using dry ice, thus, the grapes are kept at a cool temperature allowing for a long, cold maceration to enhance polyphenol extraction. Whole bunch fermentation, pigeage carried out by hand daily. After the alcoholic fermentation, pressing is carried out with care using vertical pneumatic presses. Matured in medium-toasted Sylvain, Orion and Radoux oak barrels.



Notes of red fruits with hints of blue and black fruits such as cassis and blueberries along with spicy tones of clove and cinnamon. Good fresh acidity and medium tannin on the palate plus the presence of red berry fruits. Very pleasant texture and plenty of concentration on the mid palate.


The fresh, vibrancy of the acidity means this will work well with fatty meats whilst the softness of the texture would allow it to suit richer, firmer fish dishes as well. A very food-friendly wine in general.


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