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.
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.