Originating from the word “Baza” which in Spanish means “trump card” or “new beginning” Vaza represents a fusion of Spain’s winemaking vanguard and the country’s rich wine history. The wines are produced at Solar Viejo, a winery situated on the shoulder of the medieval village of Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa.
Vaza crianza has its own particular personality, emanating from the Tempranillo grapes used, and the carefully monitored ageing process in French and American oak barrels. Garnet red in colour, of medium intensity. The nose opens with intense aromas of ripe red fruit, but once the glass is swirled the complexity increases markedly and the flavours of barrel ageing start to appear – noticeably vanilla, cinnamon, coconut and caramel. Good palate structure, with elegant, pleasant tannins. Positive flavours of oak, and in the finish those fruit flavours so typical of our Tempranillos. There is a good acidity which will allow the wine to develop well in bottle.