With 125 Golds in 14 years, 'Spanish Winery of the Year' and ‘Rioja of the Year’, Altos has an amazing track record. It’s the high-altitude, boutique cellar of Haut-Brion trained Jean-Marc Sauboua, who’s crafted this bright fruit, lightly oaky Rioja.
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Beyond the Label
Rich and smooth with ripe berries and sweet spicy complexity
Ripe blackcurrant and other berries with toasted vanilla
Having made Trophy winning wines at other people’s cellars for 25 years, in 2006 our head winemaker, Jean-Marc Sauboua, decided to buy his own winery. Despite being Bordeaux born, he chose Rioja (his mother is from Spain), with the sole aim of making a Grand Cru style of wine. He brought in another top player, Hector Gomez, as winemaker, and since then they have won well over 120 Golds, ‘Rioja of the Year’ in 2017, and many more awards besides. They work closely with growers, whose vineyards are the highest in the region, to obtain super quality grapes. High altitude adds elegance and intensity to the fruit, while ageing mostly in French oak lends a more subtle layer of toasty vanilla. Decant early before serving with lamb, pork or paella.
"Very smooth and rich-flavoured Rioja. Great full bodied wine with rich flavours of Tempranillo"
Online Review For the 2018 vintage