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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.

Publicado el 7 February 2017

Luis Cañas Rioja Gran Reserva 2008 won the highest Award in Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016

Since 2011 is held annually in Hong Kong the Decanter Asia Wine Awards, one of the largest wine competitions in the world and maximum reference in the Asian market. The competition recognized internationally for its rigorous selection process of tasting and award grants maximum Platinum Best in Show which considers the wine named best of their country. You reach it through the tasting of wines that have previously achieved the Gold Medal decide what Platinum Awards and the subsequent tasting of these will result in the Platinum Best in Show.

LUIS CAÑAS GRAN RESERVA 2008 was one of the 15 fortunate among 2,854 wines tasted lead in getting the quality of the wines of their respective countries with a score of 95 points. He was accompanied in the medal Luis Cañas Reserva 2010 Family Selection with 90 points and Silver Medal.
A wine made from vines more than 50 years of Tempranillo (95%) and Graciano (5%) varieties harvested in small boxes, and whose clusters and grains were selected double table and aged for 24 months in new barrels. A wine that seeks to recover the essence of Gran Reserva, a great wine made in the best vintages and whose elegance and subtlety make it a really huge wine.

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Publicado el 22 June 2015

VEREMA considers Luis Cañas as the Spanish Wine Cellar with the Best Track Record


A poll of users of Verema voted Bodegas Luis Cañas the distinction of being the Wine Cellar with the Best Track Record in the prizes they award each year to the most outstanding wines, wineries and personalities.
A prize which recognizes the spectacular evolution the wine cellar has undergone in recent years, since it has been the family’s way of life for generations, growing from a winery producing young red cosechero wines to one of the benchmarks in Spain, thanks to its great aged wines.
Today, present in over 45 countries, it has won major awards, unbeatable reviews from the most respected specialist press, and has broadened its horizons with a new cellar in the Rioja Alavesa (Bodegas Amaren) which Juan Luis Cañas set up as a homage to his mother. At the present time, moreover, the group is expanding with a cellar in Ribera del Duero (Dominio de Cair). This all springs from the passion, hard work and a philosophy based on maximum quality and, as Juan Luis Cañas stresses, “The most important things is not the financial profit but rather for us to feel proud of our work, to know that we can still improve and to give our customers unforgettable moments of joy, and of course, to see how emotional my father feels when he sees the results of all the hard work he put into the business together with my mother”
The Cañas family is even more proud to receive this award knowing that it was decided by discerning wine lovers.
The prize was presented to José Miguel Zubia, Sales Manager of Familia Luis Cañas by Juan Such, co-founder and director of Verema.