Beronia lies in a priviledged spot in Rioja Alta, not far from Haro, and is surrounded by vineyards. Founded 40 years ago by a group of businessmen from San Sebastián, this winery has enjoyed considerable success and has grown to be a significant player in the region. They continue to innovate and as well as producing great examples of all the classic styles, also produce an interesting range of single varietals and some intriguing top wines. The house style cleverly walks the tightrope between traditional and modern, making wines that people enjoy drinking.
Gran Reservas are the elder statesmen of the wine world and until recently they seemed to be shuffled off down a dark alley, with younger trendier "Vinos de Autor" grabbing all the limelight and points! But as times change and people tired of turbocharged inky Riojas for silly prices, Gran Reservas are back and suddenly seeming like good value. Where else cany you buy top wines from a famous region that have been aged for long periods in barrel and then bottle in the winery itself, then sold when mature and ready to drink, for such reasonable prices? Soft and autumnal with real warmth and length.
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Excellent expression of Rioja from this high-end winery, located near Haro, in one of the most historic parts of La Rioja. Despite the historic location, Roda wines tend to be fairly modern expressions of Rioja, with concentrated dark fruits and a solid backbone of French oak present. Roda I Reserva...
Fernando Remírez de Ganuza founded this winery in 1989 in Samaniego in Rioja Alavesa, after spending his whole life in the vineyard business. He now owns around 80 hectares, scattered around some of the best sites in north west Rioja. Right from the start his main focus has been on...
Inmensely likeable, this is bursting with ripe yet fresh berry fruits with hints of spices and subtle vanilla notes. This wine will please for its immediacy yet undeniable presence. Superbly balanced in the mouth between tannins, fruit and fresh acidity. El primer vino del nuevo proyecto entre Benjamin de Rothschild...