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.
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.
Only made in the very best vintages Pantocractor Reserva Rioja has enjoyed ample barrel aging which has gone some way to temper and soften this powerful expression of northern Rioja in the 100% Tempranillo style. Still full-bodied Pantocrator is spicy with aromas of cherry and eucalyptus. On the palate, tannins are silky and a vibrant acidity gives wonderful structure and balance.
One of the most famous wines in Spain, due to its long history and consistent high quality. Very versatile and a benchmark for Rioja red wines. Marqués de Riscal Reserva has been enjoyed for generations by wine lovers.