Barón de Ley is a family-owned winery located in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Rioja, a privileged terroir to farm and craft premium quality wines.
Housed in a centuries-old monastery, where the monks made wine more than 500 years ago, Barón de Ley was founded in 1985 as a ground-breaking project in the DOCa Rioja: a vineyard-focused winery inspired by the French châteaux.
Honouring our brand name, de ley, which is the Spanish expression for legit, at Barón de Ley we take care of every little detail to offer in every bottle an excellent, trustworthy wine. A genuinely good Rioja.
Grapes from our vineyard Finca Carbonera, the highest growing point in the DOCa Rioja, at an altitude of 700-950m (2300- 3100ft.) above sea level.
This estate’s unique growing conditions with shifts in temperature between day and night, the soil’s pH of less than 6 and mineral character, allow the grapes to conserve their acidity leading to fresh and elegant wines.
The 2021 harvest in Rioja was marked by the delayed growing cycle due to the cold temperatures in Spring, a dry summer and heavy rains with high temperatures at the start of September. It was a demanding harvest, but one which resulted in extraordinary quality of the vintage.
Pressing and maceration of the grapes is done at low temperature to ensure cold fermentation, which eliminates the yeasts and brings out the residual sugar which characterizes this semi-sweet wine.
COLOR: Clean, bright and transparent wine of straw yellow colour with golden edges.
AROMA: Clean and complex aromas of passion fruit, mint and hints of honey.
PALATE: With an excellent balance between acidity, alcohol and sugar, the palate is fresh with a slight plummy feel.
Enjoy this fresh, semi-sweet wine with different starters, especially cured cheeses and foie. It is also ideal for fruit-based desserts, which natural acidity provides the perfect balance with the wine’s fresh finish.