This is a traditional style Rioja which really packs in the wow factor from the moment it hits your senses when you first smell it. Old school and classy but at the same time fresh and surprising - everything you could want from a Rioja and more.
Fresh, juicy red. 12 month barrel ageing has drawn out bright ruby notes of raspberry and liquorice. Great to drink on its own and a good match for sharing plates.
About the winemaker
Gonzalo Rodriguez tends his 9 hectares of vines in Abalos, Rioja Alavesa, with real love and energy. He founded his own bodegas after tiring of the larger ‘factories’ he was working for. His vines are some of the oldest and highest in Rioja, and the quality and taste shines through. He constantly experiments and he takes the best experiments to evolve his vintages and styles.
Sustainability credentials: Good (2*)
Organic over all 9 hectares but uncertified. Great use of ground cover and minimal tillage, teaming with biodiversity.
Other info: Red. 14%Vol. Tempranillo, Garnacha, Viura.