Rioja

Rioja

Rioja D.O.C., Denominacion of Origen Calificada (Qualified Denomination of Origin) is located in the center of Spain, straddling Navarre, the Basque Country and Castilla y Leon. Its capital is Logrono and its area of ​​63,000 hectares, is divided into three regions with very different climates: La Rioja Baja, La Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta. The vineyard plots come from the oldest and largest AOC in Spain. Soils are composed of clay, sand, pebbles and limestone. The red grape varieties most often found in Rioja wines are Tempranillo, Garnacha, Carià ± ena, Graciano and Mazuelo. The Tempranillo is the king of the region, it represents about 65% of the establishment, the Tempranillo vintages are bright and brilliant color, with a fine and intense aroma, and with a fruity, velvety, warm taste. palace. The result is a balanced wine. Concerning whites, we find Grenache Blanc, Malvoisie and Macabeu. The red wines of the region are characterized by a modest acidity, velvety tannins and typical vanilla aromas, due to an extended aging in American oak barrels. We can also find more fruity and juicy, with less marked woody notes.

At 12Bouteilles, we like the red wines of the Bodega Contador which have twice received the 100/100 mark by wine critic Robert Parker. We are seduced by the complexity and finesse of Predicador 2014, the elegance and richness of the Cueva Del Contador 2014 and Contador 2010, an absolutely exceptional wine, which has become a legend in Spanish oenology. These wines signed Benjamin Romeo are real wonders, to discover as soon as possible We have also selected the wines of Bodega Marques de Riscal, two magnificent Reserva and Gran Reserva de la Rioja.

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  • 19,90 € Out of stock
    Spain - Red Wine

    Marques de Riscal produces a wine that matches the classic Rioja style: fresh, fine, elegant and with great aging potential. Marqués de Riscal Reserva wines are mainly made from grapes from tempranillo vines (90%) planted before the 1970s, grown in the best terroir of Rioja. This variety has a good aging potential thanks to its balanced acidity and fine...

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  • 23,50 € In Stock
    Spain - Red Wine

    Predicador 2014 is one of the gems of the Bodega Contador in La Rioja. The Bodega Contador is the personal project of Benjamín Romeo, one of the star winemakers in the region, whose Cuvée Contador has been awarded 100/100 by critic R.Parker two consecutive vintages in 2004 and 2005, a real feat! Predicador is made from Tempranillo, Grenache Rouge and...

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    17/20
    Parker 92/100

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  • 23,50 € In Stock
    Spain - Red Wine

    Predicador 2015 is a great Rioja wine produced by the Spanish estate Bodega Contador. Developed by Benjamin Romeo, a winemaker and oenologist genius, Prédicador is a powerful red and fruity with a finesse and a rare elegance, it is also excellent value for money. The Predicador is adorned with a bright and intense dress, its nose releases aromas of fruit,...

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    Parker 92
    Decanter 93

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  • 42,50 € In Stock
    Spain - Red Wine

    Marques de Riscal Gran Reserval 2007 is a great Spanish wine produced in Rioja by the Marqués de Riscal bodega, a vineyard of innovation and quality. For the production of Gran Reserva wines, Riscal uses grapes from old vines over 80 years old. Coming from a Tempranillo blend 90% Graciano 8% Mazuelo 2%, Marques de Riscal Gran Reserval 2007 is adorned...

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    Spain - Red Wine

    La Cueva del Contador 2014 is a great red wine from the Spanish estate La Bodega Contador in Rioja. The property is run by the talented winemaker and winemaker Benjamin Romeo. La Cueva del Contador is 100% Tempranillo grape variety, from 7 small plots located in the cities of San Vicente de la Sonriera and Ábalos. Different clay-limestone soils with...

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    Parker 95/100

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