Vintage 2018

Rioja Reserva Familia Bodegas Luis Cañas

Bodegas Luis Cañas
Product Code: LU02ZZRB

Tasting Notes

Colour: High layer and brilliant, garnet coloured in the centre and cherry around the edges. Nose: Complex variety of aromas which combine to give us an intense, sophisticated wine. Initially we can find very ripe berry fruits, smoked victuals, raisins and liquor. After a certain amount of aeration, cinnamon and jam notes surface. Palate: Full, with a good presence of tannins, although these are offset by the glycerine-like character, resulting in a pleasant and fleshy feel. Long lasting and lingering.

Profile

Tempranillo
14.5
SPAIN
6
Cork
Bodegas Luis Canas
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Colour: High layer and brilliant, garnet coloured in the centre and cherry around the edges.
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            [Notes4] => Rioja Alavesa’s 2017 harvest was an exceptional one. High temperatures during early spring led to an early sprouting and greater vegetative growth than usual. However, a frost towards the end of April caused extensive damage to many of Rioja’s vineyards. Cold air remained at the bottom of the valleys, so vineyards located higher in altitude were not as affected. High temperatures during summer and the subsequent drought led to an earlier and shorter harvest than usual. It lasted from September 20 to October 2, whereas on average it begins after October 12. Despite the irregularities, wine quality was exceptional, with excellent colour, structure and very sweet ripe tannins
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TIM ATKIN -  2023 UK    92 POINTS

MUNDUSVINI GOLD  -   2022 GERMANY

IWC  -   2022 UK    90 POINTS

GUIA PENIN   -   2022 SPAIN    93 POINTS
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Producer >

Founded in 1928, although the family can trace their roots in Rioja soil over two centuries. They have 90 organically managed hectares in the hills of the cooler Rioja Alavesa region, as well as long term contracts with growers covering a further 200 hectares of mixed regime viticulture. This is a dynamic, forward looking producer making elegant, fruit-filled wines which are neither over-oaked, nor over-alcoholic. Being green at Luis Cañas is not a marketing tool – it’s their philosophy and key to success.

Viticulture >

The estate`s 450 hectares of vineyard are situated in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa, sheltered below the Sierra Cantabria. The vineyards, mainly small plots and with old vines are planted on chalky-clay soils with low fertility, mainly on slopes and terraces. More than 1000 tiny plots are make up the patchwork nature of the property. Sustainable viticulture is the farming approach with the use of herbicides and synthetic fertilisers forbidden in order to protect the surroundings and obtain vines with a strengthened immune system so that they can defend themselves on their own. The Reserva comes from Tempranillo (95%) and Garnacha (5%) vineyards where the average age of the vines is 40 years old.

Winemaking >

VINIFICATION 85% old vine Tempranillo and 15% "other varieties" (Cab. Sauv.). The grapes are cold macerated for 72 hours on arrival at the winemaking cellar. They undergo fermentation at 26º C in sealed, cement tanks under constant thermal control, with the must pumped over daily. With the paste devatted by gravity, spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place after 45 days. THE AGEING The wine is aged in barrels of medium toasted American and French oak. The total period in barrels is 20 months. After the final racking, it is clarified in deposits, decanted after 30 days and bottled directly without any type of filtration. Because this wine’s evolutionary cycle is quite slow, only corks of the highest quality available are used to ensure long ageing potential

Awards +


TIM ATKIN - 2023 UK 92 POINTS

MUNDUSVINI GOLD - 2022 GERMANY

IWC - 2022 UK 90 POINTS

GUIA PENIN - 2022 SPAIN 93 POINTS

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