This wine is a "semi crianza", meaning it is aged, but for less time than a crianza, so it has some of the complexities of an aged wine while retaining lots of youthful fruity characteristics, making it extremely versatile.
Avaniel is a young red wine produced from grapes that the Monteabellón bodega obtains from one of their younger plots called "Los Miles" The vines are around 6 to 10 years old. These conditions makes Avaniel a very fresh wine with lots of tasty fruity notes.
Rioja Vega produces a large range of fine quality wines in their state of the art winery in eastern Rioja. This wine has aged during 6 months in oak casks leaving the lovely Tempranillo fruit to shine through without losing complexity. Silky, pleasant and enveloping on the palate
From the Aragonese town of Carinena, which gave its name to the grape (also known as Mazuelo). The soils are calcareous and stony and the vines ripen under a Mediterranean sun. In the bodega, pre and post fermentation maceration and malo-lactic are carried out in stainless steel tanks before the wine goes to barrel for ageing.
From Puglia in Italy’s deep south where it is hot with low rainfall. Soils are deep clay and much of the cultivation is still traditional, giving low yields and full bodied wines with ripe southern flavours. The days when southern wines were cheap and cheerful are long gone, now they are really good.
From among the highest vineyards of Ribera del Duero at an altitude of some 900 metres. The vines have to work hard and this provides good concentrated fruit, especially as the vines are over 60 years old, which gives great quality but low yields. The grapes are fermented separately in stainless steel before being blended together and ageing in barrels.
A wine full of sensations ... The blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with its careful aging of 14 months in oak produce this complex and persistent wine.
This versatile wine is made from the fairly typical blend of Tempranillo (80%), Garnacha (15%) and Mazuelo (5%) varieties at the Rioja Vega winery in Rioja Baja and is a fine soft wine, with fleshy fruit and well integrated tannins.
This is a lovely fruity wine with a serious edge from three years of ageing which gives it an attractive balance between fresh fruit and spice. It is made using a combination of state of the art equipment and old fashioned wisdom and the result is a fine quality wine with great versatility and charm.
An expressive round taste that leaves apleasant and exciting aftertaste. Tempranillo alive and elegant.
A pure & special Garnacha thanks to the characteristic minerality that gives the terroir where it grows.
This wine proves the quality they are producing in Sicily these days. The vines are cultivated on clay soils at an altitude of between 300-600 metres, and the wine is fermented in small steel tanks and the Pinot Noir is aged in wood before blending.
This is both an interesting and excellent value wine. It is made by the “apassimento” process involving the addition of partially dried grapes to the fermentation giving extra body, texture and complexity.
The exposure of the vineyard is North/South and it is cultivated with Guyot system. The seasonal average production does not exceed 100 quintals per hectare.
Brilliant, full bodied wine, almost royal-purple in colour. Intense on the nose with fine aromas of fruit, notes of toasted spices and hints of rosemary with woodland notes. On the palate: beautifully assembled, smooth and fruity with agreeably restrained tannins, giving a long finish to a well balanced wine.
This delicious red comes from the easternmost part of the Rioja, Rioja Baja. The climate here is a Little warmer, more Mediterranean and the soils are calcareous with alluvial deposits of rouned stones and gravel. This provides good drainage and good ripening. The wine is vinified in the traditional manner before barrel and bottle ageing.
A fresh wine, with lots of fruit, gently textured and tasty. The Tempranillo is complemented by a small percentage of the Merlot variety bringing to the wine freshness, liveliness and complexity
Named after a famous Spanish victory over Napoleón in 1808, this is an excellent example of Oloroso. The word means "fragrant" and it certainly is. Flor yeasts do not appear on Oloroso wines so they are fortified straight away and aged oxidatively from the start. This imparts a warm Brown color and generous bouquet to the wine.
A wine attractive visually and aromatic (red fruit) and with a mouthful very sweet.
This classic Navarra "coupage" of Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in oak produces a very balanced, persistent and harmonious wine.
Rioja Vega Reserva is made from the classic blend of Tempranillo (85%), Mazuelo (5%) and Graciano (10%). The fruits comes from the traditional 70ha. vineyards that the firm owns in Rioja. Its calcareous clay soils provide optimum drainage and excellent water retention. The wine was aged in both barrel and bottle to refine it before sale.
This blend of Tempranillo and Syrah is a dark, clean and bright wine with lots of fruit aromas and even those of the Serrania de Ronda. The Bodega Doña Felisa, near Ronda (Malaga), is a family business whose success has consisted in creating a series of wines with charm and character at a reasonable price. The cellar, well equipped and well integrated, is...
Made from 80 year old vines grown in the extreme conditions of the Ribera del Duero with bitter winters and hot summers and on poor soils. This makes for concentrated wines with distinct character which demonstrate the harsh growing environment. Small flavour-packed grapes are fermented separately in stainless steel before blending and oak ageing.
Bodegas Amaren only produce their wines in limited quantities. The grapes for this white wine are grown near the top of the vines. These small clusters make perfect ripening possible with a high concentration of nuances. A wine with great aromatic intensity and elegance on its own, then enhanced further with oak.
A wine with a personality of its own. Clunia Tempranillo is made from grapes grown in a plot called El Gerbal, at 950 m. altitude and in extreme conditions in Castilla-Leon. A very special wine that you can't fail to enjoy. Thanks to a triple selection of the grapes during the manual harvesting, passing through double selection of bunches, and then a...
Produced with grapes from high altitude vineyards. This soil provides the low yield grapes needed to obtain this extraordinary wine. After 14 months of barrel ageing this is a wine for all Ribera del Duero lovers. It has structure, perfect balance between fruit and barrel, balsamic tannins. A wine you will enjoy with your meat.
It’s an elegant Garnacha and a loyal representation of our “terroir”.
Bodegas Doña Felisa are near the Roman town of Acinipo near Ronda and offer great value wines. Their interesting range is organically produced and the wines are alluring and easy to drink while use of French oak gives them a more serious quality.
This Reserva is made from grapes selected from 80 year old vines grown in a continental climate on clay and limestone soils resulting in low yield but excellent quality. The purity of the fruit harmonises beautifully with the oak treatment which is never allowed to dominate the wine, but rather adds to its considerable complexity. This is a lovely wine,...
This winery is owned by Juan Luis Cañas and is a homage to Angeles, his bellowed mother, who unfortunately passed away almost 20 years ago. She was a hardworking woman and inseparable from her husband and the Vinery of Luis Cañas. Amaren is “ the wine of the mother”(in Basque) and this exceptional wine bears her name, Ángeles, and is dedicated to her....
With grapes rigorously selected from certain Pinot Noir plots of the land of Pago de la Pavina, in Castile and Leon, an elaboration of the traditional burgundy tradition has been followed. It is a wine of great quality: clean, aromatic, persistent and very well strutted
This family owned bodega produces fine quality wines from its 50 hectares of high altitude calcareous soils in Ribera del Duero. The very attractive bodega has all the modern equipment you would expect and it is used to make the most of the hand picked grapes from individual parcels and these are bottled as single vineyard wines.
With this wine, the Luis Cañas family seeks to capture the essence of the Crianza red wines from Ribera del Duero, but with a more modern, fruity, rounded touch.
The Chinchilla wines of Bodegas Doña Felisa near Ronda are great wines at reasonable prices. They are organically produced, and thus the vineyards are clean and healthy. The wines are fruity and easy to drink yet use of French oak gives them a more serious quality.
It is the most emblematic wine of this winery of Toro. A complex red, powerful and elegant as it grows over time. It stands out for its tasty and powerful mouth and its velvety tannins.
Monteabellon Finca Matambres comes from the highest vineyards that Monteabellón owns which are subjected to extreme conditions. The soils are stony with high limestone content and with low water retention, these conditions provide high quality grapes. After ageing in oak barrels for 20/24 months the resulting wine is of supreme quality.
This expresses the character of the soil of the different terroirs. For this wine, plots over 60 years’ old are chosen, with very low yields and in poor, high altitude soils, with the aim of showing the concentration and potential of old vines from the district of Aguilera. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in wooden vats and then the malolactic...
This is a serious wine. It is made at the Dominio de Cair, the Ribera del Duero estate belonging to the Rioja firm Luis Cañas. Grapes come from 80 year old vines planted at high altitude on low fertility sandy calcareous soils which give very low yields of spectacular grapes. Fermentation takes place in oak vats and production in general is done with the...