Region: Rioja, Spain
Varietal: Blend of Graciano, Garnacha, Tempranillo & Mazuela
Tasting Notes: The Graciano, the dominant varietal, gives the wine an intense color, verve, and freshness, along with aromas of black fruit and licorice characteristic of the varietal. After three years bottle aging, the delicate balsamic aromas of Graciano appear. Over time, the powerful tannins have transformed into a soft, delicate mouthfeel. Heraclio Alfaro Finca Estarijo is a fine, elegant wine in which the character of the Graciano dominates, but is in harmony and balance with the Garnacha, Tempranillo, and Mazuela, the traditional Eastern Rioja varieties.