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Publicado el 14 December 2018

“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.

Publicado el 22 October 2015


Bodegas Amaren are expanding their list with a new wine which will become the benchmark for oak-aged wines. A new style of crianza wine made with the masterful skill which is the hallmark of the brand.

Bodegas Amaren, created by Juan Luis Cañas (Bodegas Luis Cañas) as a tribute to his mother, are known for their modern-style wines and in the case of this new one, they anticipate what they believe the taste of the market will be in the near future.

If there is one thing which defines this winemaking family it is their passion for the vineyard, for the selection of the grapes to the ultimate degree in order to get from their perfect grapes the wines which will triumph in the most demanding markets.

Made from 85% tempranillo and 15% garnacha from vines with an average age of 35 years, the grapes are selected on a dual sorting table, first a manual check of the clusters and then the individual berries. After vinification the wine is cask aged for 12 months in 50% new, American-oak barrels and 50% in French-oak barrels used for a second vintage.

The resulting wine is truly attractive, transmitting the finesse and elegance of the tempranillo and the fresh, delicate fruitiness of the garnacha. A balanced combination which is far from an excessive complexity, corpulence or over extraction to achieve the goal set by the bodega: to make a “RICH” wine in capital letters. With a nose in which the fruit character with floral nuances and strawberry toffees will stay with you all through its passage through the mouth, where you can sense its power, but with an elegance, enchanting you with its great balance until the long finish with heady notes of red fruit typical of the best garnachas from the Rioja Alavesa.

A wine to be enjoyed and which will charm you with its subtlety.

Publicado el 22 June 2015



In its latest edition, the Guía Peñín has again highlighted the superb quality of the wines from Bodegas Amaren by giving all the wines a score of more than the much sought after 90 points.

The Amaren 2011 Cask-fermented White with 92 points, Ángeles de Amaren 2008 with 93, Amaren Reserva Tempranillo 2006 with 92 and the Amaren Graciano 2009, complete a catalogue of wines which yet another year shows not only their quality but also the consistency they show year after year.

Amaren has lots of loyal fans who show their loyalty by being aware that because of their limited production, they cannot be found in large quantities in the shops and restaurants. Just as exclusive are the customers who are looking to find in them the kind of elegant, subtle wine with lots of soul for them to truly enjoy.