1 x Barón de Barbón Oak Aged Rioja 2018, Rioja DOCa, Spain 1 x Palacio del Conde Gran Reserva 2013, Valencia DO, Spain 1 x El Bombero 2018, Cariñena DO, Spain 1 x Ramón Roqueta Las Barracas Gran Reserva 2013, Cataluna DO, Spain 1 x El Bombero Gran Reserva 2013, Cariñena DO, Spain 1 x Marqués de Butrago Reserva 2013, Navarra DO, Spain
Las Barracas Gran Reserva 2013 was made at Ramón Roqueta's famed Bodegas in Cataluna, one of the oldest cellars in all of Spain. In fact, the Roquetas' winemaking history goes all the way back to the Middle Ages – 1199, to be exact!
Named for the ancient stone huts dotting the family's vineyards (once used for sheltering vineyard workers on hot afternoons), Las Barracas is a blend of 60% bright, red-berried Tempranillo (the great grape of Rioja) and 40% inky, rich Cabernet Sauvignon.
Lovers of mature Rioja will recognise the red berry and oak character of this terrific value Gran Reserva gem from Valencia. It’s been wowing wine judges for years and was skilfully crafted by a winery regularly tipped by Spanish wine guide, Peñín.
Decanter wrote "Carineña is home to some of the best value reds in Spain, if not the world." That's why our Buyer keeps going back for more. This superb Gran Reserva is a mature, berry scented red, long aged in barrel for delicious toasty spice.
Being our most popular Rioja is no mean feat. ‘Rioja’ is the most searched-for wine on our website and our superb range leaves you spoilt for choice. But one Rioja outsells all others – Barón de Barbón.To remind you why, Barbón makers, the Murúa family, have delved deep into their cellar to give Rioja fans like you a taste of their greatest styles. Grab a glass and step this way …
Big Red El Bombero has been a top choice with customers for over 20 years. And in seriously good vintages, like 2013, winemaker Javier Domeque crafts a sophisticated Gran Reserva version using the pick of the crop from his oldest vines. To qualify for Gran Reserva status, the wine was aged in oak for three years with further time in bottle prior to release. It’s made entirely from Garnacha, an important component of many full bodied Spanish reds, and also of Châteauneuf du Pape from neighbouring France.