Bodega Pago de Larrea, Caecus Rioja Crianza 2014

Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain

Bodega Pago de Larrea, Caecus Rioja Crianza 2014

Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain



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Grape Varietes: Tempranillo 100% Wine Style: Oak Aged Reds Winemaker: Luis Larrea Optimum Drinking: 2018-2024 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: CFW Code: 103070 Alcohol: 14%
Estate Notes

Caecus Rioja Crianza 2014 is a spicy, fruit driven organic Rioja 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 Viña 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. This results in Luis’ wines having an individual character and greater dimension than the big names, while maintaining a distinctively 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’.


Fine ripe black fruits aromas, well-integrated cedary spice, notes of chanterelle and sweet leather, and dark liquorice and mineral notes below. Intense and focused front palate, broad deep centre, supple and fat, fine mineral purity with aromatic secondary notes in the development, and lifted fruit in the finish.