GRAPE: Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha
APPELLATION: Rioja DO
Hand picked grapes in 15 kg boxes and checked at the selection table Fermentation takes place in small tanks of stainless steel, temperature controlled As usual in our winery, we prioritize elegance over power
Cherry red color. Intense fresh red fruit (currants and cherries), with hints of spices (cinnamon and liquorice ) and a balsamic background. Very balanced on the palate, with a predominance of fruit on a background of fine and light wood.
FOOD PAIRING: Perfect to pair with Iberic bellota Jamon roasted lamb grilled chicken Manchego cheese pork beef pastrami, barbecue.
- 91 Points by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate), Vntg 2020.
- 90 Points by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate), Vntg 2017.
PRODUCER: Briones, in the heart of the Rioja Alta, gathered all the conditions I was looking for: old steep vineyards of Tempranillo grapes, chalky soil and a climate showing a marked Atlantic influence. Declared a town of historic artistic merit, Briones is where we decided to site our bodega.
Now as one of the smallest wineries in Spain, our wines are among the most prestigious in the country.