Licenciado Rioja Reserva
Bodegas Burgo Viejo
Spain - La Rioja - Rioja

This single vineyard wine is always produced from the same vineyard that is also used to make the Gran Reserva wine.

Licenciado shows a ruby red color and outstanding aromas of wild berries, vanilla and spice. The palate is well-balanced, rounded and elegant, and offers black pepper, ripe black fruits and vanilla flavors. Its freshness, oak ageing and high extraction guarantee a longevity of at least 10 years after the year of harvest.

Wine Type
100% Tempranillo
Age of vines
35 years
Soil type
Dry and Clay Soil
Destemming and light crushing of the grapes.
Fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks.
Aged 18 months in 225-liter French and American oak barriques (50% of each)
Slightly filtered before bottling
20,000 (9-liter cases)

Best enjoyed with red meat and game.

Reviews and News

2016 Licenciado Rioja Reserva - GOLD MEDAL - MUNDUS VINI

2016 Licenciado Rioja Reserva - GOLD MEDAL - MUNDUS VINI

mundus vini 2020 gold medal

2016 Licenciado Rioja Reserva - 95 PTS - DECANTER

2016 Licenciado Rioja Reserva - 95 PTS - DECANTER

decanter logo 250"Bodegas Burgo Viejo is the property of six farming families and comprises more than 200ha of vineyards in the Rioja Oriental region, from where the more full-bodied styles of Rioja are produced. Sarah Jane Evans MW: Distinctly pure, vivid reserva, precise style: limpid fruit, brisk acidity, notable but well balanced oak. Classic. Simon Field MW: Intense color, powerful aromas of tar and blue fruit; minty savory, rich, lifted and long; an impressive reserva statement of intent. Pierre Mansour: Classy, spicy black fruit, full, round, generous – depth yet beautifully balanced, very classy, effortless."
- Decanter (Affordable Rioja, March 2020), 95 pts

Producer Information: Bodegas Burgo Viejo

Six families of farmers founded Bodegas Burgo Viejo in 1987 (with the next generation coming on-board, it is now sixteen families working together). Burgo Viejo´s main asset has always been ...
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