About This Wine...
Colour: Cherry red colour.
Nose: A clean nose with violet and other floral notes and fine nuances of ripe fruit, such as banana and raspberry.
Palate: Smooth and warm entrance. A pleasant finish with ripe red fruits and hints of liquorice.
Food Matches: Ideal with tapas, meat paellas, roasted meat and poultry, chorizo and other Spanish cured meats.THE HARVEST
The 2016 harvest has been a late one, defined by the drought and high temperatures recorded in summer, but following favourable climatology conditions in September and October, which have made it possible to maintain exceptional conditions and proceed with a selective harvest once the grapes had reached perfect ripeness in each of the vineyard’s plots. The alcoholic strengths have been lower than in the past two years and strong acidity and colour levels have been recorded. The year has been particularly warm, but accompanied by extensive moisture in the soil following the rain that fell in the cold winter months. These conditions have resulted in a wonderful harvest with an excellent quality in terms of tannins and sugar. One of the best vintages in living memory in Rioja Alavesa.
This wine is made following the traditional carbonic maceration method, in which the stalks are not removed from the grapes and the whole bunch is fermented. The wine is fermented for seven days at a controlled temperature of 25ºC and clarified with vegetable gelatin. The resulting wine is fruity with low tannins.
Founded in 1928, although the family can trace their roots in Rioja soil over two centuries. They 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. This is a dynamic, forward looking producer making elegant, fruit-filled wines which are neither over-oaked, nor over- alcoholic.
Luis Cañas Wineries is a family-owned winery that dates back to 1928 although the family has been in the grape-growing and wine-making business for more than two centuries. Today, it is one of the leading wineries of the Rioja Alavesa Region. At Luis Cañas, the vinification process starts with 90 hectares of their own vineyards and 200 hectares controlled by their regular suppliers, divided into 815 plots of land. The winery is equipped with the latest in modern wine-making systems in order to constantly produce the highest quality wines.
The results continually win over faithful clientele, as well as garner prestigious national and international awards and ratings from the most important tastings and wine magazines in the world.