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.
This is definitely one of my favourite wines from the Beronia line up. Dense fruit, warmth, with some liquorice and spice notes, all cleverly wrapped up and held together with unobtrusive oak. If you want to know what Rioja taste like, this is it!
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Cult wine region where stupidly steep slopes mean it's all about passion rather than economics. Decanter Magazine's "Must-try red" shows a beguiling rose-like aroma, spicy red fruits and freshness, somewhat like a Pinot Noir.. This wine also was also listed first in the region in the New York Times. PLEASE...
Another stunning wine from the breathtaking Ribeira Sacra region, this one winning a Regional Trophy in Decanter Magazine. Juicy perfumed Mencía, aged for 12 months in new French oak. PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIAL SHIPPING RATES APPLY TO ALCOHOLIC ITEMS.
Cerrado del Castillo is only made when the harvest achieves the maximum expression of the terroir and in addition has total balance. This only happens in exceptional years in wich the growing conditions were right for obtaining a harvest with perfect ripeness. It is a wine made from 35-year-old tempranillo...
Contino wines are masterful examples of Rioja, produced under the careful guidance of industry veteran Jesús Madrazo. Not the showiest wines in the region, the house style is modernised textbook Rioja, with a nice elegance and perfect balance. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, with the wine then matured in...