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2015 Special Edition Rioja from Bodegas Casa Primicia Pensante

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In the enchanting region of Rioja, where winemaking is an art, a true gem shines brightly. The 2015 Special Edition Rioja from the esteemed Bodegas Casa Primicia Pensante. This wine is not just any Rioja. It has earned the coveted title of Wine Enthusiast’s #1 Rioja for 2015, surpassing even wines with double the price. Thanks to the exceptional relationships at Wine Access, you have the unique opportunity to savor it at an unbeatable price!

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The Essence of Rioja:

Nestled along the foothills of the majestic Cantabrian Mountains, Rioja is a region known for its distinct terroir and exceptional wines. The 2015 Special Edition Rioja comes from the “Upper Ebro” area. Here, the cooling breezes from the nearby Atlantic Ocean work their magic on the Tempranillo grapes. These breezes, a signature feature of this region, set it apart from the lower and warmer areas of Rioja.

A Symphony of Tempranillo:

At the heart of this exceptional wine is the noble Tempranillo grape. Known for its elegance and finesse, Tempranillo thrives in the Upper Ebro region. It brings forth the unique characteristics that make this wine stand out—crisp acidity and remarkable finesse.

Tempranillo has some tannin, but also great acidity which all the wine to age well. As a result, Rioja’s can be great candidates for aging. With exceptional winemaking and meticulous care in the vineyard, the 2015 Special Edition could be purchased today and cellared for another ten years or more.

Tempranillo is also a great wine to have with food. Think red meats, or cured meats like summer sausage, smoked Andouille or Chorizo. Lamb is a classic pairing with Tempranillo from the Ribera del Duero region. However, it could also work with the 2015 Special Edition Rioja.

Why the 2015 Special Edition Rioja Reigns Supreme:

The 2015 Special Edition Rioja from Bodegas Casa Primicia Pensante is not just any Rioja. It’s a true testament to the artistry of winemaking and the allure of terroir. High acclaim and the distinction of being Wine Enthusiast’s top Rioja in 2015 are a testament to its exceptional quality.

According to Wine Access, first the wine ferments in 400 liter barrels over the course of ten days. After that, the wine is moved to smaller French barrels, where malolactic fermentation occurs. Finally, it matures in a 2,200 liter French oak vat.

2015 Special Edition Rioja Tasting Notes:

This extraordinary wine unfolds like a symphony on the palate. A bouquet of fresh red roses greets you, followed by the sweet perfume of ripe strawberries. Hints of dill and baking spices add a touch of intrigue. The core flavors reveal dried black cherry, decadent chocolate, a whisper of coffee, and a hint of leather.

As you take your first sip, you’ll notice the ripe, smooth, somewhat sticky tannins that caress your palate. They are elegantly balanced by a vibrant acidity, leaving you with a crisp, lingering finish.


The 2015 Special Edition Rioja from Bodegas Casa Primicia Pensante is a rare gem that invites you to embark on a journey through the terroir of Rioja. It’s a wine that captures the essence of this remarkable region, offering a symphony of flavors that linger on the palate, leaving a lasting impression.

Now, with Wine Access, you have the privilege of savoring this exceptional wine at a fraction of its usual price. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience excellence in every sip.

Ready to experience the magic of Rioja? Get your bottle of the 2015 Sepcial Edition Rioja for $79 (nearly 61% off retail pricing!).

Indulge in the magic of Rioja, and raise your glass to excellence!

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