Rare Single Varietal Bottling of Rioja
The Vina Herminia Rioja Graciano Vendimia Seleccionada!
Yes it's a mouthful to say.
Yes it's a mouthful of a wine!
This is a very unique expression of Rioja as this wine is based solely on the grape Graciano. As a quick refresher, Graciano and Garnacha used to be the favored grapes in Rioja before Tempranillo became so prevalent and in fashion. Today many producers like Vina Herminia are working more with these grapes and turning out single non-tempranillo Rioja. The Herminia Graciano is a great example of a more Rhone-like Rioja that is bold and powerful.
Robert Parker personally tasted this wine for the Wine Advocate for his August Value report and clearly this wine made an impression.