70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacho, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo.
Viña Bosconia wines come from the vineyard called El Bosque. Originally, the founder of the estate, with his French influence, gave the wines names inspired by French wines. Viña Bosconia comes from a Burgundy-style wine that he used to make with a high percentage of Pinot Noir, and which he called ‘Rioja Cepa Borgoña’.
The El Bosque vineyard is situated next to the river Ebro at an altitude of 465m and it is one kilometre away from the winery. Vines are planted on the south-facing foothills of the Sierra Cantabria range, providing them with the perfect conditions for ripening. The soil is a mixture of clay and limestone, and the average age of the vines is 40 years.
A worthy follow up to the 2004 is the 2005 Viña Bosconia Reserva, a wine that they consider the most rustic and powerful in the winery, but that I find as elegant and subtle as it gets. This feels very much in line with the 2004, maybe a notch above even, a lower yielding year. The nose is somehow closed and feels young with the elegant rusticity lurking from the bottom of the glass, clean and precise. The tannins are velvety and there is great acidity – a constant here. The wine is terribly elegant. I simply loved this wine. 99,000 bottles were filled in June 2011.’ – Wine Advocate 94/100