Bodega Pago de Larrea Caecus Rioja Reserva 2016

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SKU
103738

UK EXCLUSIVE, ORGANIC. Discreet but concentrated black and red fruits, violet, mint and tobacco leaf, chanterelle, and refined spice, leather and liquorice, with fresh deep minerality.

£23.00
Total £23.00
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Grape Blend Tempranillo 100%
Optimum Drinking 2021-2035
Winemaker Luis Larrea
Organic Yes
Reviewer Score 93
Reviewer CFW
SKU 103738
ABV 14.00%

Bodega Pago de Larrea's 2016 Caecus Rioja Reserva is Larrea's top Rioja, which is only made in the finest vintages - a complex, extended oak-aged Rioja style from a boutique, organic estate, where quality rather than quantity is the maxim.

Bodega Pago de Larrea is a perfectly situated 15.5 hectare vineyard planted in 1980 and privately owned by the Larrea family who were co-founders of Vina Salceda. The vines are protected from harsh winds and rain by a limestone ridge to the north, and border the River Ebro to the south, dividing the Rioja Alavesa from the Rioja Alta.

Owner/winemaker Luis Larrea produces beautifully crafted wines with hands-on contact from the growing of the grapes to the bottling. By contrast, the great majority of Rioja from the famous traditional bodegas are made in huge quantities with very little terroir identity. Luis' wines have an individual character and greater dimension than some of the bigger names, while maintaining a distinctive Rioja profile, and avoiding the over-extracted 'international' style of many new-wave Riojas.

The name Caecus given to the wines derives from the Latin for Elciego meaning 'the blind man'.

Discreet but concentrated black and red fruits, violet, mint and tobacco leaf, chanterelle, and refined spice, leather and liquorice, with fresh deep minerality. Elegant creamy balance with fresh ripe depth and well-melded velvety tannins, and fine mineral purity carrying the development and long aromatic finish.

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