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1968 Federico Paternina 'Conde de los Andes' Gran Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $443

Price History for 1968 Federico Paternina 'Conde de los Andes' Gran Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain
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Grape Variety

Tempranillo is the grape variety that forms the backbone of some of the finest red wines from Spain and Portugal. Almost every red wine from Rioja and Ribera del Duero has Tempranillo at its core, and in Portugal the variety is widely used in the Douro Valley both for table wines and fortified wines (Port). Tempranillo vines have been successfully adopted in the New World, especially in California, Argentina and Australia.

A thick-skinned variety with a high anthocyanin count that makes for deep-colored wines with moderate tannins, Temp ...more


Region
  • Rioja, the most famous wine region in Spain, lies mostly within the autonomous community of La Rioja in the north of the country. The region is thought to derive its name from the Oja River (el Rio Oja), a tributary of the Ebro. Rioja covers a stretch of land 60 miles (100 kilometers) long and 25 miles (40 km) wide that straddles both banks (although predominantly the south) of the eastward-flowing Ebro and encompasses parts of the Alava province of the País Vasco (Basque Country) and Navarra regions. The designation's boundaries are naturally demarcated by the local geography: the Sierra de la Demanda mountain range in the south and the Sierra de Cantabria range to the north and west. These features combine t ...more

  • Spain is a land of breathtaking landscapes, colorful history and a deep, complex culture in which wine has long played an important role. Grape vines have been grown on the Iberian Peninsula since at least 3000 B.C., although it was not until 1000 B.C. that winemaking began here in earnest, the technology brought by Phoenician traders from the eastern Mediterranean. Today, Spain is home to more vines than any other country on Earth and has a national wine output exceeded only...more

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