REY DON GARCIA RIOJA
2016 Crianza Bodegas Ruconia
|Grapes||Mazuelo, Graciano, Tempranillo|
A lovely Crianza from Bodegas Ruconia. This is a firm favourite at L&S. Lots of lively cherry fruit wrapped up in attractive vanilla oak. Medium bodied, the wine holds a good high tone throughout. Another Rioja that offers excellent value for money. L&S (May 2019)
*Case price discount: Mix any 12 bottles (or 9l equivalent) of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits, Sweet Wine 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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