The 2011 vintage was classified as excellent by the Rioja Regulatory Council.
The wine is produced following a selection of the best grapes from the oldest vineyards. The grapes undergo prefermentative maceration followed by a slow and controlled fermentation with periodic pumping over to extract colour and aromas. Following this the wine is aged in mixed oak barrels of American Staves and French tops for 20 months to allow a paused and harmonic evolution. The American oak gives a sweet character of vanilla and coconut while the French oak gives spice, making for the perfect balance. This Reserva was bottled in November 2013 and was aged in bottle for 18 months before being released to the market.
Beronia Reserva 2011 shows an intense cherry red colour. On the nose, attractive aromas of candied fruits and plum conserve are in perfect harmony with sweet chocolate. On the palate this wine proves itself as being of great character with elegant tannins which give the wine both structure and body. It has a long finish.
This wine is perfect to serve with red meats, game and roasts. It is recommended that you drink this wine before 2024.
The grapes for this wine were collected at the beginning of October. Following harvest the grapes underwent cold maceration for a few days in order to extract aromas and colour however not tannins. Alcoholic fermentation took place at low temperature of less than 26ºC with periodic pumping over. The wine was then aged in mixed oak barrels of American staves and French tops for 12 months giving both vanilla notes from the American oak and spice from the French oak. The wine was bottled in January 2016 and remained in bottle for 3 months before being released to the market.
This Beronia Crianza shows an intense cherry colour. Attractive nose with red fruits and floral aromas in perfect harmony with mineral and cocoa notes. A balanced and sweet palate with the fruit and liquorice standing out over a base of chocolate and coffee. Persistant and well structured.
This wine is made using the following grapes: 82% Tempranillo, 14% Garnacha and 4% Mazuelo.
It's on our Christmas List because ... this is a stunning, unusual, boutique-but-afforable Rioja made from 100% Tempranillo (rare in a Rioja, more the preserve of Riberas) that is full bodied with a lighter balance of oak. We have also listed some of Beronia's other great Riojas at the foot of this page that we feel are equally worthy.
Bodegas Beronia is quintessentially Rioja. Its wines are defined by the region and the soils in which the vines are grown, and its name linked to the history of the land where the winery is found. In the 3rd Century BC the area known as Rioja today was inhabited by a celtic tribe called the ‘Berones’. The founding ethos of Beronia is strongly allied to the origins of La Rioja. Beronia was founded in 1973 by a group of businessmen, friends from the Basque country who would visit La Rioja on holiday. They decided, to produce their own wines to enjoy with the local cuisine, specialising in Reserva and Gran Reserva style wines. Today Beronia is one of the most renowned Spanish wineries, producing traditional Rioja wines with personality and Beronia style.
This unique wine undergoes double fermentation, both alcoholic and malolactic, in American oak barrels. The wine remains for a total of 9 months in the same barrels with periodic batonage. Bottled in March 2015 the wine will continue ageing for a minimum of 6 months before being released to the market.
Intense and deep cherry colour with high intensity. An unusual nose with red fruits and notes of chocolate, cocoa, liquorice and cinnamon from the American oak. Shows a harmonious palate with the cherry dominating. Well integrated oak after 9 months in barrel. Round and fresh, ideal for those looking for something different.
Perfect with smoked meats or fish, patés and cured meats. Recomended consumption over the next 5 years.
A blend of 80% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo & 10% Garnacha make up this Reserva. The wine spends a minimum of 12 months in French and American oak and a further 24 months in bottle before release. Ripe cherries and Vanilla are in abundance in this wine.
The LAN Crianza is made using 95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo selected from 10 to 20 year-old vines from our long-standing suppliers in the Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa subzones. Sloped plots of calcareous-clay soils with good drainage and sun exposure.
The destemmed grapes were lightly crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28º C. Maceration in contact with the grape skins for 15 days, pumping the juice over the cap of skins daily for maximum colour and aromatic extraction.
Aged for 14 months in hybrid barrels (American oak staves and French oak heads) followed by 9 months of rounding in the bottle prior to release.
Intense red cherry colour. Aromas of red fruits, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry framed by fine nuances of vanilla and toffee. Silky and structured on the palate, it has a long lasting and satisfying finish. A perfect wine which is very versatile and apt to combine with all types of food: cold starters, pasta, pizza, poultry, grilled red meat…
Intense ruby red in colour. The nose is fresh and pronounced with excellent fruit concentration. The palate is clean and well balanced, with a core of strawberry fruit combined with subtle vanilla flavours from American oak. The finish is juicy and long.
Deep ruby red in colour with orange tones. The nose shows a wide range of delicate red fruit accompanied by smoky nuances and hints of vanilla from the new American oak. On the palate, the wine is velvety and round, with smooth tannins and good acidity from the Tempranillo. The finish is soft, balanced and long lasting.
Classic Rioja from 100% Tempranillo, full and flavoursome with toasty, spicy oak on the finish.
Bright ruby red in colour with intense aromas of red fruit. On the palate lively red and black fruit flavours abound with gentle hints of oak, spice and toast. Well rounded and wonderfully balanced with a remarkable freshness on the long finish.
A blend of Tempranillo and Mazuelo, this wine has undergone ageing in barrels followed by a minimum of three years in bottle before release.
Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their March 2017 edition review of Premium Rioja (see blue link below).
Full, creamy and rounded flavours with biscuity tones through to a refreshingly clean, crisp finish.
This wine is cherry red with brick red tones. There are intense, spicy, ripe cherry and plum aromas merged with notes of tobacco, toffee, vanilla and wood. On the palate, the body is full and fleshy with excellent balance.