A Reserva has to be a three year old wine, of which one should be spent in barrel. This fine reserva was actually kept for the whole three years in barrel!
download a technical description of La Sorda Reserva 2011
Traditionally, the small family wine producers of Rioja Alavesa did not age their wines as they either sold it in bulk or in bottles (often without labels) to day-trippers from the Basque region. Also, the larger producers maintained a virtual cartel of Crianza and Reserva wines by demanding a minimum of 500 barrels to form part of their DO system. This blend of young fruity wines is a homage to the first wines of this region.
download a technical description of La Sorda Joven 2017