One of the great old estates of Rioja, La Rioja Alta began in 1890 when five Riojan and Basque families merged their vineyard holdings and established a winery in Haro (relocated in 1996 to be closer to the vineyards in Labastista).
One hundred twenty-five years later, La Rioja Alta continues to produce some of the most classic wines in the region, embracing its long history, commitment to tradition, and strictly estate-grown production. With more than 400 hectares under vine, the estate focuses on its old vines, manages the vineyards without the use of artificial fertilizers, produces barrels from its own cooperage, and assiduously maintains the integrity of its wines, only producing Reserva and Gran Reserva wines in worthy vintages.
Outstandingly intense cherry-red; clean and bright. The nose reveals a bouquet of great aromatic complexity, with balsamic notes of vanilla, toasted caramel, mint chocolate, tea leaves and cinnamon that gives way to elegant notes of stewed fruits and prunes. Creamy, well-balanced mouthfeel, with a harmonious freshness and smooth, well-tamed tannins that leave an elegant, complex finish.