REY DON GARCIA RIOJA
2014 Crianza Bodegas Ruconia
|Grapes||Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano|
We have always loved the straight-talking, fresh feel of this sleek Rioja. A long chalk from the rich, overtly creamy Riojas of old, this sits up beautifully and is loaded with black berry fruit and a lovely pepper and clove note. Mid-weight and with super flow - this well-balanced Rioja is incredibly popular. made from 100% Tempranillo and aged for 14 months in barrel this gem has classical lines with a nod to the future. This is hugely enjoyable and a brilliant mid-week supper wine. L&S (Feb 2018)
*Case price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
We discovered this small, modern, winery in the heart of Rioja Alta about fifteen years ago and we continue to be struck by the exceptional quality of the fruit and the wine-making here. Bodegas Ruconia was founded in 1986 and have nearly 20 HA of vineyards around the villages of Cenicero and Urunuela, they first came onto our radar in the early 2000's, just after their new state of the art winery was built in 2001. The family have always combined very high quality wine, with extraordinarily attractive pricing, the perfect marriage! These have become a firm favourite and some of our best selling red wines from Spain, year after year.
If you thought all Rioja was much the same - think again. This case will take you on a tour of the exciting, evolving landscape here. From the bigger, more traditional mellowness of Ruconia’s Reserva with its long barrel ageing, via the light bright and crisp elegance of Sandra Bravo's high altitude Sierra do Tolono, to the more exuberant full on fruit led style of the Artuke wines, this selection encompasses so much of what is exciting and tasty about Rioja.
Rioja - it may have been around for years, but it's bang up to date.
Isn't everybody drinking Malbec these days? Everyone likes a nice Malbec, it seems. But, isn't it getting just a shade repetitive? So, what do you do? You want all the deep, dark fruit of the Malbec, all the instant appeal of the Malbec, all the oomph of the Malbec, all the...well...Malbec-iness of the Malbec, what happens if you want all that without it actually being a Malbec? Help is at hand, folks, tuck into this case of not-Malbecs and get all Malbecky without getting all Malbecky. If you see what I mean.
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