Region: D.O. Rioja Spain
Style: Luscious, Smooth
Established in 1964 by a group of local vine growers, the Bodegas y Vinedos Labastida co-operative has currently 152 members. All of them apply their experience and know-how to obtain the best quality wines from their 1,330 acres of own vineyards planted with vines which are over 25 years old. With such immense terrain, it is one of the largest wineries in the La Rioja to control their production from the vine to the bottle. Nestled between the Sierra Cantabria mountains and the river Ebro, the climatic conditions of the winery’s surroundings are unique in Rioja, offering their vine growers the best conditions for cultivating high-quality grapes.
Dense crimson ruby in colour with a bright rim, the bouquet is of dark cherry and blackberry fruit conserve with some spicy notes, notably cinnamon and toasted vanilla. Good fruit weight with a medium body, power and richness yet with great acid balance and a velvety tannic structure. The finish is long, showing good persistence of blackberry conserve and complex spicy notes.
With: Chorizo & white bean stew