Wine: Campo Viejo Fran Reserva Grape: Tempranillo (85 per cent), Manzuela (7.5 per cent), Graciano (7.5 per cent) Region: Rioja, Spain Vintage: 1989 The Rioja is the best known and most traditional of Spain's wine-producing areas, and the tempranillo grape is the backbone of all the oak-aged red wines produced here. Tempranillo gives the wines elegance, a concentration of aromas, and complexity of flavours. Small quantities of graciano grapes are used to provide bright colour and fruity taste while the manzuela gives colour and tannin to the wine. Campo Viejo is Spain's best-selling Rioja wine, accounting for 11 per cent of all Rioja produced. The wines range from zesty, youthful Crianzas to classic oak-matured Gran Reserves. Campo Viejo Gran Reserva is only produced in exceptional years. The wine is aged in oak casks for three years and then aged a further three years in cool cellars before release. The wine is a tawny red due to its long ageing, with aromas of vanilla, cinnamon and cloves. On the palate there is evidence of oak and tannin, with a long, lingering dry finish. Also available in Hong Kong are Crianza 1994, Reserva 1991 and top of the range Marques de Villamagna Gran Reserva from the excellent 1987 vintage. Where To Buy: Direct from the importer Chinaplus International (Tel: 2511-3155). Retail prices are Crianza $102, Reserva $155, Gran Reserva $275, and Marques de Villamagna $370.