One of the smallest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.
Only 7,380 bottles produced
Sourced from vineyards over 50 years old, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 19 months in American oak.
The nose has a great intensity of deep blackcurrant fruits with notes of vanilla and leather
Complex, well-structured and persistent on the palate with smooth tannins
Miguel Merino deservedly gained a reputation as one of Rioja's rising stars, since establishing his boutique winery in the mid 1990's.
Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now his son Miguel Jr, now holding the reigns, owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.
- Received 92 points at Decanter’s Affordable Excellence Red Rioja Tasting Panel, November 2022
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Reserva feels like a textbook classical reserva, not easy to find in a small producer. It's elegant and has high potential for aging. It has ripeness with freshness, power and elegance achieved through a soft vinification, but it's still powerful and has abundant, grainy tannins. They selected vineyards from the 1950s and 1960s with a warmer exposition, mostly Tempranillo with some 5% to 10% Graciano that gives depth and tension. They use fine American oak barrels that give it the style but without excess, looking for elegance. 7,380 bottles were filled (LG) (7/2022)
|Tempranillo (96%) and a little Graciano (4%)
|Units of alcohol per bottle
Drinking now until 2030