Six generation family winemakers Bodegas Las Orcas have made a high quality Rioja at a great price. Made mostly with Tempranillo and a touch of Graciano, this Crianza has spent 14 months in French oak barrels.
A lighter style Rioja with no oak ageing. ripe plums and orange blossom, the tannins are fine and there is a long fruit driven finish. The lack of oak means that the grape dominates the wine with a purity of fruit. Lanzaga is the second vineyard site of established Spanish winemakers Remelluri. The site cooler in temperature than most of Rioja and the rest is a fresher, light and more lively Rioja furthered by the distinct lack of oak ageing.
Olarra's 2011 Otonal Gran Reserva combines velvety-smooth, full-flavoured Rioja character with incredible value for money. The 2011 vintage was the highest scoring Rioja at the 2020 International Wine Challenge, with 94 points.
Only the best grapes are selected to produce the Coto de Imaz from one of the regions best known producers. Tempranillo bush vines are aged between 35 to 55 years old and are low yielding, producing grapes with superb concentration of flavour balanced by vibrant acidity.