Weybridge wines on tasting 01_10_16
Very excited for this weekend offering, October is upon us and we are running Rioja offer- 20%off!!!
Wines on tasting are from our favourite producer Luis Cañas and we spoilt for choice!
A Family Affair
The Cañas family have devoted their live to viticulture and winemaking for over two centuries but their contemporary story begins in 1970 when Luis Cañas and his wife Angeles became the first winemakers in Rioja Alavesa to bottle their young wine rather than sell it in bulk. The mantel was then passed to their only son, Juan Luis, who has continued their pioneering spirit, cementing them an enviable reputation as one of the most go-ahead and progressive wineries in the region. 
It all happens in the vineyard
One of the fundamental philosophies of Luis Cañas is that the best wines can only be obtained from the best possible grapes - and this begins and ends in the vineyards. With 350 hectares of outstanding vineyards, split across 870 different plots, the viticultural department control every aspect. Each of the plots has its own personality and is categorised and used for different wines according to its characteristics.
"If I only ate salads I wouldn't make the wines I do..."
Food is one of the social foundations of the Basque Country and feeds into the style of wines crafted by Luis Cañas. Juan Luis says, 'if I only ate salads, I would not make the wines I do.' The structure, texture and flavours - fruit wrapped in a silky, oak laced layer that seems unique to this part of Rioja - lend themselves to the many culinary delights found both in and outside Spain today.  
And we have on tasting:
2015  Luis Cañas Blanco Fermentado en Barrica   
A beautifully balanced example of white Rioja that straddles the styles of the old and the new. Vibrant citrussy Viura is blended with the more weighty Malvasia and the brief barrel maturation adds a honeyed roundness to the crisp lemony fruit. Beautiful golden yellow colour with bright lemon-tinted reflections. Elegant, combining hints of flowers, fruits and hazelnuts. Dry, with just enough acidity to make it fresh and lively with a structured and tasty finish of ripe fruit.
88 pts   Drink 2016 – 2018  
WAS £12.99 NOW £10.39!!!
2008  Luis Cañas Gran Reserva 
Ruby red with earthy colour notes. Elegant and complex in the nose with a good concentration of black fruit, thyme and rosemary with secondary aromas of leather and tobacco leaves. It is polished and rounded, making it pleasant and easy to drink. Fleshy with both elegance and power. It has touches of black fruit jam and liquorice warm, with a long, delicious and persistent finish. What a better wine for Lamb Sunday Roast!
92 pts  Drink 2016 - 2022
WAS £29.99 NOW £23.99!!!
See you over the weekend!
Marta x