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.
Produced only from selected vintages the Marqués de Murrieta Gran Reserva represents the perfect balance between classicism and modernity. Grapes are sourced from the famous Ygay Estate in La Rioja Alta. This is a generous, full bodied Gran Reserva Rioja, with flavours of red and dark fruits, spicy oak and vanilla. Give the wine some time to breathe before serving. Pair with a slow roasted shoulder of lamb, Rabbit Cacciatore, or a Moorish Roast Pumpkin with Saffron rice and dried fruits.
The Dalmau comes from centuries-old vnieyards in the middle of the Ygay Estate in Rioja Alta. The vines are limited to a small production (less than one kilo per plant) resulting in incredible concentration. The wine shows an expressive nose of blackcurrant, chocolate, black pepper, forest floor and a hint of balsamics. A bold fruit-forward palate, with fresh acidity and silky tannins gives the wine structure, complexity and depth.
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.