"La Tapada" is a vineyard located in Azagra, a town in Rioja Oriental (old Rioja Baja) located in the community of Navarra. It is one of the last vineyards with traditional cultivation and the name refers to how Garnatxa has been a hidden grape variety within the scope of the Rioja D.O.
The vineyard has a slight slope with a north east exposure and calcareous soils with pebbles. There is a Mediterranean climate here, carrying low rainfall, less than 350mm. With this wine Luis Moya wants to show that the Garnatxa grape has enormous potential in this area.
La Tapada has notes of red fruit, such as raspberry and cherry, together with ripe black fruits. There are also obvious floral notes, especially violets. On the palate the aging notes contrast with the good acidity. It's medium-bodied and has fine tannins and a finish where the creamy oak makes a comeback. This wine is intense, long and concentrated.
LMT Wines La Tapada
VINTAGE - 2017
D.O. - Rioja
GRAPE - 100% Garnacha
ALCOHOL - 15%
ROBERT PARKER RATING - 91 POINTS