The 2016 Rioja Reserva De La Familia, Luis Canas is a wonderful Rioja that has a beautiful ruby colour. On the nose it shows complex aromas of leather, ripe sweet fruit and herbs over a base of fine oak. The palate is potent and juicy with structure and good tenacity, leading to a complex finish that shows lots of spice and is long and persistent.
In 1970 Luis Cañas changed two hundred years of tradition and became the first winemaker in Rioja Alavesa to bottle his young wine rather than sell it in bulk. This bold move, and his continued pioneering spirit, has cemented the winery’s enviable reputation as one of the most progressive in the region. Sheltered below the watchful Sierra Cantabria, the vineyards are all old, small plots on chalky-clay soils with a dedicated team of vineyard workers carrying out organic practices and a purpose built, fully equipped accommodation block was built for the entire vineyard team in 2006.
85% Tempranillo, 15% Field Blend
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