LAN a robust and rare beast

Hi guys, today let’s head to Spain with a wine produced by @bodegaslan, a winery located under the utterly famous Rioja appellation. The name LAN is composed of the initials of the three provinces that make up the D.O.Ca. Rioja: Logroño (now La Rioja), Álava and Navarra. This LAN Gran Reserva is an impresive and robust Rioja red blend…

Bodegas Casa Primicia Carravalseca Rioja 2016

Hi everyone, today let’s drink some Rioja, one of my favorite appellations when it comes to red wine! The wine is produced by @bodegascasaprimicia, a winery located in the Rioja Alavesa, near the Spanish Basque country. The ‘first house’ of Casa Primicia is the oldest property in the medieval hamlet, dating from the 15th century. After renovations, the original tunnels that form…

Luis Cañas Reserva Selección de la Familia 2012

Bodegas Luis Cañas is a family-owned winery that dates back to 1928, although the family has been in the grape-growing and winemaking business for more than two centuries. Today it is one of the leading wineries of Rioja Alavesa. At Luis Cañas, the vinification process starts with 222 acres of their own Tempranillo, Viura, Graciano,…

Macán Clásico 2014

Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia was born in 2004 as a result of the union of Tempos Vega Sicilia and the Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Both companies share the idea of producing great wines in La Rioja, a unique, singular and inimitable wine region. After a period of five years studying…

Marques de Murrieta Ygay Blanco Gran Reserva Rioja 1998

For the first time in history, a Spanish white wine obtains the highest score from Wine Advocate. This milestone highlights the ongoing commitment that has always characterized Marques de Murrieta and the Cebrian-Sagarriga family. Celebrating its 165th anniversary, the oldest winery in Rioja, led by Vicente Cebrian-Saggarriga, Count of Creixell, is more alive than ever….

Viña Tondonia Red Reserva 2006

For 142 years, four generations of the López de Heredia family have devoted themselves to producing exceptional and unique wines. Masterpieces which have achieved that which the founder of the company, Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta, defined in the late nineteenth century as the “Supreme Rioja”. Vineyard care, a scrupulous selection of grapes, ageing…

Gómez Cruzado Crianza 2014

The origins of Bodegas y Viñedos GÓMEZ CRUZADO date back to 1886, when Ángel Gómez de Arteche, a nobleman related to the Duke of Moctezuma de Tultengo, decided to start making and bottling his own wine in Haro, in the heart of Rioja Alta. Thus, a century-old cellar was born which would go on to…

Amaren, the minimal intervention wines from Rioja

Amaren began with the 1995 vintage as a tribute to Ángeles, the mother of the cellar owner Juan Luis Cañas, who currently guides the family’s winery. AMAREN, which means “of the mother” in Basque, was the first wine conceived, made and sold by Bodegas Luis Cañas to position itself among the most outstanding wines in…

Artadi Viñas de Gain 2016

The objective of this wine is to seek and nurture the concept that Tempranillo, when cultivated at high altitude, low-cropped, and from old vines, produces extraordinarily rich and profound wines. This, coupled with specific barrel treatments (with minor American oak influences) produces some of Rioja’s best wines. This wine has its origin in vineyards located…

Gómez Cruzado Pancrudo 2016

🌍 Rioja, Spain 🍇 100% Garnacha from old bush-trained vines planted in Badarán (upper Najerilla) with north orientation at 650m above the sea level. Harvest: Grapes were handpicked in 200 kg crates and hand sorted at the winery. Winemaking: Traditional elaboration. Fermented in stainless steel gently plunging the cap to extract the noble compounds from the skins….

Amaren Reserva 60

🌍 Rioja, Spain 🍇 Tempranillo 100% 👀 Cherry deep colour with great depth 👃 Elegant, complex, subtle, with fine woods, leather, and a little mineral aspect. Ripe fruit, red fruit preserves, some hint of cream and spicy side, also cinnamon and some pepper, cedarwood, liqueur chocolates, and graphite.

Muriel Wines, Conde de los Andes 2011

🌍 Rioja Alta, Spain 🍇 Tempranillo, Cariñena, Garnacha  Ruby red, terracotta shimmers, hints of mahogany. Complex aroma of aging, leather, vanilla. Tasty, wide, full and large. Bodegas Ollauri-Conde de los Andes is part of Ollauri’s “barrio de bodegas”, an area with underground family caves, three traditional buildings and a cluster of spectacular underground cellars. In 2014, this…

Colección Vivanco, parcelas de Maturana Tinta 2015

🌍 DOCa Rioja, Spain 🍇 100% Maturana Tinta. This is a grape variety indigenous to Rioja which is not grown anywhere else in the world. Recovered after years of work and research, it features a small, compact cluster of small berries. It is very sensitive to botrytis, late sprouting, but early ripening. 👀 Very deep purplish-red, with a…

Ad Libitum Tempranillo Blanco 2017

The Tempranillo Blanco grape is a mutation from a single (red) Tempranillo vine that was found in 1988 in an old vineyard located in Murillo de Río Leza, La Rioja. The Consejo Regulador of Rioja accepted this variety as an official grape in D.O.Ca Rioja in 2007. Ad Libitum is a white wine produced by…

Street Wines Alterna 2016

The vineyards are located in the Valley Najerilla, in the area of Rioja Alta, with altitudes ranging from 500 meters, where the vineyards are grown on alluvial soils boulder with a Mediterranean climate, to the 750 meters where the vineyards were planted in clay-ferrous soils with more Atlantic influence brings cold winters, hot summers and…

Bodegas Paco García a star winery of Rioja

Bodegas Paco Garcia is an R&D&I (Innovation Research Development) project begun in 2008 at the hands of Juan Bautista García. After working for more than 6 years in the family winery (founded in 2001), Juan Bautista wondered about the reasons behind the generational decline in wine consumption. Since then, his only obsession has been to…