Rioja Tinto Mi Villa
Fruity, Soft Tannins, Structured
20% Garnacha, Tempranillo
Good deep cherry colour, powerful fruit aromas, quite thick meaty palate.
Well structured with smooth tannins.
Food Match: Very versatile, all meats, cheeses and everyday drinking.
Nick's notes: Entry level Rioja had tended toward the acidic and oxidised but with the rise of the youth market and new drinkers and diners a fresher fruitier red was called for and Rioja did the business. Good wine making, a forward style with good extract from both Tempranillo and a little Garnacha, maybe a tiny 20% of oak for a cheating sniff of sweetness and the wine was there.
Why Perica's Mi Villa Rioja Tinto is a cut above is that they have not tried to over-crop, to dilute the fruit in the pursuit of profit and then cover with semi oak ageing. This is a very lush wine for not a great deal of money. Made by a family winery who are trying their best to get with it but not doing so at the expense of flavour.
Bodegas Perica is a Family winery with strong traditional values that was originated in 1912. We have over 140 acres of vineyards in the best areas of Rioja Alta, controlling in this way the total production of the vineyard and careful development of the cellar process.
The quality of our soil and the perfect acclimatizacion of different grape varieties are the reasons why the Rioja Alta is regarded as an indisputable international level for all great wines lovers.
Our vineyards in full in this part of our province provide a unique raw material with which to build our award-winning wines.
Our vineyard emblem, The Olagosa, which gives name to our aged wines, is the logistical center of our strategy, very convenientily located in San Asensio, center of the Rioja Alta.
We have over 140 acres of vineyards in the best areas of Rioja Alta, controlling in this way the total production of the vineyard and careful development of the cellar process.
The American wine critic James Suckling, considered by Forbes magazine as one of the most influential wine critics in the world, has just released the scores of Spanish wines tasted during the year 2018, elaborating a list with more than 2.500 references, among which Bodegas Perica is present with more than 90 points.
So, our David Perica has been scored with 93 points, a wine “nicely focused red plums and blueberries on the nose. Sappy, succulent and juicy palate with plenty of lively tannins and bright, fleshy black cherries and plums.Tangy, energetic finish”, as James Suckling has described in his report.
Perica Oro has scored 92 points and according to him it is a wine “concentrated, mature-berry character, generous tannins and a discreet hint of sweetness that make this an appealing wine with along, fresh finish.”
In addition, both the Perica Viña Olagosa crianza and the Perica Viña Olagosa reserva have been rated with 90 points.