La Fea Reserva
100% old vine Tempranillo aged in American oak barrels for 12 months from Carinena, a region and producer challenging Rioja and Ribera del Duero in making this style of wine.
La Fea was the nickname of “Isabel The Catholic” as she was known, the Queen of Castille (1474-1504) and of Aragon (1479-1504). Unfortunately, she wasn´t very pretty and she was not initially popular with the people. However, through her genuine care for her subjects she became renowned and much loved. Their marriage became the basis of the unification of Spain.
Like the Queen, “La Fea” is a range of wines that are powerful and with character!. “La Fea” is an honest wine, clear, that keeps inside a world of sensations to discover, the rootedness to land and the “good-work” of its people along the years.
By closely working with Panizo, Morgenrot have created to exceptional value Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. These wines reflect the huge potential to be unlocked in Cariena.
A bouquet of dried fruit, vanilla, balsam and liquorice; delicate, balanced, with pleasant tannins and a persistent fruity finish. Good elegance and age.
About the Producer
Bodega Paniza was founded in 1953, one of 31 wineries in Cariñena – a region that was a pioneer of the Denomination of Origin categorisation. Cariñena is the oldest of these DOs in Aragón and the second oldest in Spain.
It is the only co-operative in the town of Paniza, regarded as the top area within the region of Cariñena.
Paniza’s vineyards have parcels of 30 year old vines on calcareous clay soil and a small proportion over 40 years old on alluvial pebble, reserved for the top wines. The highest vineyards go up to an altitude of 850m and benefit from a continental climate: cold winters and hot summers with contrasting cool evenings.
Grapes sourced from elsewhere are paid solely on quality, not quantity!