Luis Canas, Rioja Reserva Seleccion de la Familia 2017
Get to know: Luis Canas, Rioja Reserva Seleccion de la Familia 2017
A serious treat for fans of Rioja wine. This is very inviting with complex aromas of leather, ripe sweet fruit and herbs over a base of fine oak. The palate is potent and juicy with well balanced structure and good intensity. The finish shows lots of spice and is ample, complex, long and persistent.
Best served with pasta dishes, roasted lamb and beef, stews and poultry.
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 as 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.
The vines Luis Cañas use for their Reserva wines average around 40 years old from some of the best vineyard sites in Rioja Alavesa, aged for 18 months in 100% new American and French oak before a further period of bottle ageing prior to release.