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Publicado el 14 December 2018

Luis Cañas Reserva Selección de Familia 2012 stands out as the best wine collection of its kind in Rioja Masters 2018 competition

In this competition that is organized by the prestigious British magazine The Drinks Business and which this year celebrated its seventh edition, the wines of the Luis Cañas family have obtained various recognitions.

According to the published results, The Drinks Business signifies the Luis Cañas Reserve Family Selection 2012 as the best wine of its kind. At the top of the list of the best reserves between 20 and 30 pounds sterling, it is furthermore one of the nine devoted masters in total in the whole competition, in which numerous wines of the DO Ca, Rioja have participated and were classified according to six different categories.

The grapes that are chosen to enhance this wine come from old vines with low yield and character, a lot of character. Tempranillo in a 85% blended with a 15% of other grape varieties which first were curiously hand selected in the vine for passing over three double tables of bunches and grains in the cellar that the Luis Cañas family has in Villabuena of Alava, the heart of Rioja Alavesa.

After a breeding of 20 months in the new barrels (of French and American oak) and extensive time in the bottle, the Family Reserve is a round wine, that stands out for its excellent quality-price relation, its elegance, complexity and balance. In tasting, it reminds one of black ripened fruit, and one is easy to notice the subtle hints of liquorice and chocolate encompassed with a final long velvet texture. All in all, a TASTY wine, which satisfies the taste palate of the most demanding while exceeding the expectations of the one who tries it for the first time.

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“Amaren Reserva 60 gets the highest mention in The Rioja Masters”

Bodegas Amaren (Samaniego, Rioja Alavesa) is in luck because Amaren Reserva 60 Tempranillo 2010 has obtained the qualification of Master in The Rioja Masters.


Drinks Business is one of the most prestigious magazines in the sector from the United Kingdom. This is the 7th Edition of the The Rioja Masters awards in which wines from all D. O. Ca. Rioja compete to achieve the highest scores. To Amaren Reserve 60 vintage 2010 they have awarded the Master mention to the best Rioja in its category.


The grapes used to make this wine come from vineyards with a minimum age of 60 years. These clusters of Tempranillo are selected in several plots located around the winery, in high areas and with low yields. In this 2010 vintage, its mineral notes, typical of the region’s terroir, stand out, as well as its touches of black liquorice and leaf litter, typical of the Tempranillo variety. The palate is fleshy and enveloping with a very sweet tannin, a true reflection of the variety.