Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Carlos Serres Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Carlos Serres
Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Carlos Serres

Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Carlos Serres 2012

Spain

A well-rounded, harmonious Reserva, with a very deep and elegant bouquet. It has a clean, complex nose. This is a powerful and full-bodied red from the famous Serres estate in Haro.

£13.99 each

OFFER  £11.99 each
when you buy 2 or more

Product Code SP0560S12
Vintage 2012
Bottle Size 75cl
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Alc. (% Vol) 13.5%
Colour Red
Type Red Wine
Closure Type Cork
Style Red - Full & round

Bodegas Carlos Serres

Carlos (Charles) Serres was born in Orléans in 1862 and was a well known wine consultant when Alfonse Vigier charged him with finding a wine region outside France that was able to produce high quality wines.

Serres had already come across a unique terroir during his frequent travels that reminded him of the best terroirs in Bordeaux. Near a small town called Haro in a region known as Rioja. In 1885 Carlos Serres moved to Haro to establish a new style of wine with an international profile and a Bordeaux soul.

In 1896, Carlos Serres established the first winery registered as an 'export merchant' with the goal of satisfying the tastes and appetites of the international wine consumer. The original building was in the famous Barrio de La Estacion next to Haro's railway station. It was there that Carlos Serres brought his French winemaking traditions to bear on the vinification and ageing of his new wines, and also drove the business' focus on exporting its wines. By the middle of the 20th Century the winery was moved to its current location by the need to grow and expand.

The winery still respects the legacy and traditions of its founder. Concrete tanks protect the fruit characters and expressions of each of the varieties with the continuous micro-oxygenation produced by their natural porosity.

The Bordeaux style, established by Carlos Serres, giving the wine its spicy, vanilla notes, still comes from using French and American oak barrels from the best coopers, slumbering in a new 5000 barrel cellar.

Rioja

One of only two Denominación de Origen Calificada regions (the highest classification of Spanish wine) in Spain, Rioja flies the flag for Spanish wine worldwide. Made from the Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes, the red wines are famous for their heavily oak-influenced flavours. Rioja red wines are available in four categories, each signifying the amount of oak barrel ageing the wine has undergone: Rioja has spent less than a year in oak, Crianza at least two years ageing with at least one year in oak, Rioja Reserva must be aged three years with at least one in oak, and Rioja Gran Reserva must be aged two years in oak and three years in bottle.

When will I receive my order?
Alcohol orders placed before 2pm Monday - Friday will be despatched on the same day.
Alcohol orders placed from 2pm Friday and over the weekend will be despatched on Monday.
Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days to arrive.
No deliveries are made on Bank Holidays or the day following a Bank Holiday.

How old must I be to place an order?
Orders for alcohol can only be made and recieved by those over 18 years of age.

Can I return my order to a Next store?
No, alcohol orders are not returnable to stores, for more information on returns please phone 0333 777 8050.

Can I choose a delivery date?
No, this is not possible with alcohol orders.

Can I add a gift message?
Yes, you can add a gift message in the box at checkout stage.

Can I add delivery instructions?
Yes, there are a selection of default instructions available to choose from.

Can I get delivery outside of the UK mainland?
No, unfortunately we cannot deliver alcohol outside of the UK.

What happens if my order arrives damaged?
No need to worry - if part or all of your order is damaged in transit, please phone 0333 777 8050.