07 October 2016
This weekend we have even more delicious wines on tasting and even if the weather is getting colder, our 20%off ALL RIOJAS brings back memories of sunny Spain!
2013 Luis Cañas Crianza
WAS £14.99 NOW £11.99
Ruby red colour, a clean nose with notes of balsamic and fine nuances of plum and clean oak. Intense spice and oak on layers of velvety cherry fruit and a slight hint of liquorice. Lasting rich fruit flavours with smooth round tannins. Complex and structured. A pleasant finish with red fruits and hints of eucalyptus.
87 pts Drink 2016 – 2018
The Cañas family have devoted their live to viticulture and winemaking for over two centuries but their contemporary story begins in 1970 when Luis Cañas and his wife Angeles became the first winemakers in Rioja Alavesa to bottle their young wine rather than sell it in bulk. The mantel was then passed to their only son, Juan Luis, who has continued their pioneering spirit, cementing them an enviable reputation as one of the most go-ahead and progressive wineries in the region.
2011 Capellania Marques de Murrieta Rioja Blanco
WAS £21.99 NOW £17.59!!
A wine of limited production from a single vineyard,which gives its name to the wine. It has been kept for a year and a half in new French oak barrels and one year in bottle; giving an astonishing complexity, structure and elegance. A wine that exceeds all expectations with its complexity and structure. An incredibly long finish that rivals white Burgundy at more than twice the price. Simply epic and a bargain with a magnificent potential to evolve and last gracefully in the bottle.
Perfect to accompany a great variety of rich dishes.
After decanting this delicious wine, we served it with Cornish Crab, Kohl Rabi, Radishes, Crispy Artichokes & Lemon at yesterday's Murrieta dinner (check our Pop Up Restaurants dates, only few places left for the 13th October!)
Established in 1852 by Luciano Francisco Ramón de Murrieta, this historic bodega was the first of the famous Rioja houses to be established and still in existence today. As the original visionary and pioneer of the Rioja region, Luciano was made Marqués de Murrieta by Queen Isabel II. After the death of the Marqués in 1911, the bodega was taken over by the Olivares family and then in 1983 by D. Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga, Count of Creixell. The new owner’s aim was to establish Bodegas Marqués de Murrieta among the best wineries in the world. His sudden death in 1996 left the vision only partly fulfilled. The baton was passed onto his son Vicente Dalmau who proceeded to revolutionise the entire estate, investing significantly in the vineyards and winery to take the bodega into the 21st century. The emphasis remains very much quality focused, with low yields in the vineyard and limited production in the winery. Truly hand-made, world class wines from the oldest family owned estate in Rioja.
AND WE ALSO HAVE TO TASTE 2 OF HIS EPIC RIOJAS:
2011 Dalmau and 2007 Castillo Ygay Rioja Reserve Especail!!!
See you over the weekend!
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