In making this wine we aimed to create intense flavors and aromas. To achieve this end we used grapes from vineyards in several different parts of Rioja, and matured the resulting wines in a perfectly balanced combination of American and French oak. Vaza Crianza is a wine of great personality with fine fruit aromas and notes of vanilla and roasted coffee developed during its time in the barrel. It has intense flavors of black licorice and elegant tannins with a medium intensity aftertaste, making this a wine that delights the senses and calls for a second glass!
VAZA is the result of a desire to emphasize the beautiful Tempranillo fruit of the Alavesa region in a vibrant and contemporary-styled Rioja wine. At our winery Solar Viejo, located in the village of Laguardia at the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria mountains, our winemaking team employs a modern philosophy of using a lighter touch of oak, allowing the unmasked fruit to be front and center with a nod to the traditional earthiness that is the hallmark of Rioja wine. The name VAZA originates from the Spanish word ”baza” meaning trump card, which speaks to the wine’s place in the Heredad Collection as a fusion of Spain’s winemaking vanguard and the region’s rich wine history.
|A perfect partner to cured meats, mature cheeses and roast or casserole meat dishes.