Many of our Rioja fans will know of our best selling Barón de Barbón. This is an exciting single vineyard, old vine 2018 from their estate in Rioja Oriental. Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha rippling with strawberry, dark berry and toasty vanilla.
"New release, single vineyard Rioja from the winemaking family behind our Barón de Barbón wines"
Beth Willard Buyer for Spain
Javier Murúa and his father Julian are behind many of our top selling Riojas and our Buyer, Beth, has a long friendship with them. On a recent visit she was treated to a taste of this old vine, single vineyard cuvée, Finca Montalvillo. In fact it's a tiny parcel of vines at 500 metres altitude, in the shadow of Monte Yerga. 50 years old and planted on special soils of pebble stones, clay and limestone, the vines produce very small yields. Just 250 cases in fact and Beth insisted she took the lot. Javier has carefully blended mostly Tempranillo, with a portion of Mazuelo for its acidity and aroma, and a touch of rounder Garnacha. Silky with juicy berry and vanilla, it's glorious solo and versatile with food. Try spicy chicken or tapas.
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