At Fine Rioja Wines we take great care when sourcing older wines paying particular attention to their provenance. The conditions under which the wines have been stored are fundamental points to take in to consideration when adding any new wine to our stock inventory. We want your experience to be a positive one and for that reason every bottle matters to us.
We also recommend you decant the wine so as to ensure the sediment stays in the bottle at does not end up in your glass.
When opening a mature wine we strongly advise you to leave the wine standing in a cool dark place, ideally for two or three weeks, to allow the sediment to settle at the bottom of the bottle. This is especially important if the wine has just been delivered to you as it will have been shaken around during its journey. A piece of muslin cloth or a funnel with a fine sieve will help you with this task and catch any pieces of old cork that may crumble on opening and fall in to the bottle.
Drinking well preserved mature wines can be a fabulous and memorable experience. However, whilst we go to every length possible to ensure that these magnificent mature wines reach you in good condition, sometimes odd bottles disappoint and we cannot be held responsible for any wines that may for whatever reason be unacceptable on tasting.