Shop for wines by Region (Spain/Spanish): Rioja

  • CVNE Real de Asua 2001 NZD $179.95 NZD $174.95

  • CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva 1998 NZD $119.95 NZD $114.95
  • Carlos Serres Gran Reserva 2010 NZD $56.95 NZD $49.95
    We offered this a few months back from the 2001 and 2004 vintage. This is the 2010, another superb vintage in the history of Rioja, classical varieties of Tempranillo, Graciano and a little Mazuelo. Excellent now, for a wine under $60 you would open along-side a 2nd Growth from Bordeaux and a great 1er Cru from Burgundy and it is just as good! Balanced, lovely texture, full bodied, spicy and cigar box notes, delineated and powerful yet beautifully elegant. Drinking now or over the next 4-5 years.... more »
  • Contino Graciano 2004 NZD $228.95

  • Contino Reserva 2004 NZD $94.95
    Not many vineyards in the world can boast the special terroir that Contino has, high above sea level with a very continental climate, very little humidity and a perfect ripening season. This is a wine that oozes power, elegance and finesse, made mainly from Tempranillo old vines from selected plots, it offers Saffron, soft leather, violets and mocha. Just incredibly full bodied, expressive and dense with an alluring perfume of lavender, minerals, opulent with an incipient complexity and persistence. This is for the cellar. Drink between 2010-2020.... more »
  • El Coto Blanco 20015 NZD $23.95 NZD $21.95
    When it comes to Rioja most people associate the region with red wines, however Rioja is also capable of producing stunning whites, this is made from Viura it offers wonderful fruit with mineral notes, wild flowers and spice. Full body yet very soft with freshness and clean acidity. Perfect with shellfish, white fish and white meats.... more »
  • El Puntido 2006 NZD $96.95
    "Purple coloured, it delivers a fragrant nose of wood smoke, espresso, Asian spices, black cherry and blackberry. Dense, round and smooth textured, this opulent effort is loaded with luscious fruit and has enough structure to evolve for 6-8 years. Drink this lengthy Rioja from 2016 to 2026." 5/5 John Radford, The Wines of Rioja... more »
  • El Puntido Gran Reserva 2005 NZD $94.95 NZD $79.95
    Ahh ha! How can we put this? Let’s say outstanding, brilliant and magnificent, El Puntido which was established in 1863, they have well over a century of producing wines of pedigree and outstanding quality. Very full bodied and made from Tempranillo and Graciano with a huge middle palate, great intensity, clarity and focus. Very young even though it is a 2005 but it is already starting to show lovely flavours of saffron, grilled chorizo with a freshness of spring flowers and dry herbs. This will be one of the best value for money wines that we’ve ever had, and we’ve had a few! If you’re going to try it now, decant it and leave it all day, however it will cellar for up to 20 years.... more »
  • Lar de Paula Reserva 2009 NZD $39.95 NZD $36.95
    This is their top label from the same Bodegas. The Reserva 2009 is aged in oak for 2 years with a further 2 years bottle age before release. Exactly what you would expect from a top notch Rioja, full bodied with immense middle palate, depth and structure. Drinking now or over the next 10 years, this is a wine that will compare to any top Premier Cru from Burgundy or a top Bordeaux however at a fraction of the price. In essence when it comes to value, you cannot get much better than this at $36.95.... more »
  • Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva 2006 NZD $114.95 NZD $94.95
    Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva is synonymous with outstanding Rioja. This is a wine that combines tradition and modernity, a perfect example of a Bodega established in the 19th century but looking ahead to the 21st. Made from Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, it is dark cherry coloured with brick red hues with a complex aroma of balsamic, toasted oak and Asian spices. Full bodied, with a soft rounded mid palate that leads to a focused, clean yet persistent finish. One of the best value for money wines in the world that if anything, is just a little young and it will continue evolving for the next 15-20 years.... more »
  • Marques de Riscal Proximo 2014 NZD $24.95 NZD $21.95 Out of Stock
    A classical standard Rioja from one of the most historic Bodegas in the region, made from Tempranillo mainly and from the vineyards owned exclusively by Marquis de Riscal. This is a Rioja that embodies classical characteristics, fruity, smoky with hints of leather, game and supple tannins. Very well structured that will be superb with a variety of dishes such as poultry and roast meats. At the price it offers outstanding quality and it will also cellar for another 3-4 years.... more »
  • Marques de Riscal Reserva 2011 NZD $54.95 NZD $49.95
    One of the legends of Rioja and one of the oldest Bodegas founded in 1860. Also one of the great pioneers of blending the local Tempranillo to other French varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Marqués de Riscal epitomizes Rioja as being classical, elegant and timeless. Being a Reserva, by law, has to spend 2 years in oak followed by 1 year in bottle before release making it quite approachable and drinkable on release as one of the key demands of the Spanish market. The 2011 vintage is a superb year compromising a late hot Autumn with a very dry and warm Summer. Beautiful brick red in colour with a perfume of tobacco, cigar box, leather and roasted chestnuts followed by a full bodied palate of oak, vanilla and liquorice. Good purity, finesse and balance with outstanding complexity, depth and structure. Drink now or cellar for 5 years plus. ... more »
  • Palacio de Oriente Gran Reserva 2007 NZD $32.95 NZD $29.95
    When it comes to Rioja, there are very few regions in the world that can match the vast variety and style of this region. This is a Gran Reserva 2007 which is starting to drink very well now however like most cases in Rioja, will also cellar for another 7-8 years no problem. Gamey, spicy and leathery on the nose with a deep garnet red colour followed by a full bodied, well balanced and deep red. As mentioned it’s approachable now but don’t be scared to put a case in the cellar as it will only get better for the next 5-6 years plus.... more »
  • San Vincente 2006 NZD $96.95
    "A glass-coating purple/black colour, it offers up a brooding bouquet of wood smoke, pencil lead, liquorice, plum and blackberry. Opulent and rich on the palate with layers of succulent fruit, it should be at its best from 2016 to 2026." 93/100 Robert Parker – Wine Advocate "This generous red offers cherry, currant and cranberry fruit, liquorice and spice accents. Full bodied and firm but not heavy." 93/100 – Wine Spectator... more »
  • Vina Cubillo 2007 NZD $42.95 NZD $39.95
    Made from 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. Another vineyard from the stables of Lopez de Heredia, one of the greatest classical Rioja Alta where tradition has reigned unabated for centuries. The 2007 is a good vintage which is still relatively young, frankly these wines age forever. Full bodied, precise and delineated with aromas of aged ham, game and saffron, quintessential Rioja. Approachable now however will cellar for another 10 years.... more »
  • Vina Gravonia 2005 NZD $42.95 NZD $39.95
    Lopez de Heredia has owned land in the Rioja since 1877, Vina Gravonia is one of them, planted with 100% Viura with an altitude of 340 meters above sea level and an average vine age of 45 years. It is a south facing vineyard with poor stony soils. 2005 was a very good vintage though small in volume. This is a complete natural wine which is unfiltered and capable of aging for many years, at the moment it is fresh and crisp with immense acidity and concentration, very full bodied and idea with fish, shell fish or white meats. One of the most traditional white wines that you will ever find from Rioja.... more »
  • Vina Tondonia Reserva Blanco 2002 NZD $72.95 NZD $69.95
    Made from 90% Viura and 10% Malvasia, this is one of the most unique white wines in the world. Long aging in barrel, no filtration and further aging in bottle, it is a wine that is completely and utterly different from the modern age of ready to drink samples. Very full bodied with immense power and depth, slightly aniseed, sherry characteristics, perfectly balanced and refined. This is not for everyone particularly in the modern age of fruity, light the same sort of wines, this is completely unique. Drinking beautifully now with aromas of saffron, pimento and roasted garlic. To put it simply, just excellent!... more »
  • Vina Tondonia Reserva Tinto 2003 NZD $72.95 NZD $69.95
    2003 is one of the hottest vintages on record not just in Rioja but basically across Europe, however this is Tondonia. Made from a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo with aromas of aged ham, cocoa, roasted nuts and game. Extensive aging in American Oak leads to a very full bodied wine with great intensity and power yet with caressing soft velvety tannins and extremely long finish. Approachable now but will also cellar for a further 10 years.... more »
  • Vina Tondonia Reserva Tinto 2004 NZD $79.95 NZD $69.95
    2004 is one of the greatest vintages in the history of Rioja even though the wine has been aging for the last 12 years, it’s still youthful and will keep improving for the next 10 years. Made from a blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo with aromas of aged ham, cocoa, roasted nuts and game. Extensive aging in American Oak leads to a very full bodied wine with great intensity and power yet with caressing soft velvety tannins and extremely long finish. Approachable now but will also cellar for a further 10 years.... more »

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