Luis Cañas Rioja Selección de la Familia Reserva 2012

170.00

6 bottles of Luis Cañas, Selección de la Familia Reserva, presented in original wooden case

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6 bottles of Luis Cañas, Selección de la Familia Reserva, presented in original wooden case

Tasting note

85% Tempranillo & 15% Graciano. Minimum age of vine 45 years. The wine spends a minimum of 20 months in oak cask followed by a further 18 months in bottle before release. Ripe red fruits on the nose with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Layers of raspberry, strawberry and plum fruits on the palate with a gentle spice. Full bodied and very complex, rich ripe fruits with soft, rounded tannins.

Food pairing and when to drink

Pair with roast meats, especially lamb and game. Will go well with stews, shepherds pie or any full flavoured tapas. Open, or preferably decant, 1-2 hours before serving. 2011 was an excellent vintage in Rioja, this wine will continue to develop over the next 5-10 years.

About the winery

Bodegas Luis Cañas was founded in 1928, although the family can trace their roots in Rioja soil over two centuries. Originally, wines were transported by Carlos Cañas, Luis Cañas’ father (now 87), in mule-carts across the Sierra Cantabria and the Montes de Vitoria to areas bordering Bilbao and San Sebastián, more than 100 kilometers Villabuena. Today, Luis Cañas have 90 organically managed hectares in the hills of the cooler Rioja Alavesa region, as well as long term contracts with growers covering a further 200 hectares of mixed regime viticulture. Head winemaker Juan Luis is one of the most restless and innovative in the whole of Spain, his wines continue to gain great acclaim and win prestige international awards.

 

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