Luberri Gran Reserva 2015

By Luberri

The Luberri winery is located in the village of Elciego, in the heart of Rioja Alavesa where they farm 35ha of old-vine tempranillo, along with some white viura and malvasia. Along with his wife María José, they started their family winery in 1991. The next generation at Luberri is led by Florentino’s two daughters Miren and Laura, with Laura’s husband Carlos taking on a key role in the cellar, ensuring Luberri will be a family affair for generations to come. Not ones to rest on past accomplishments, the team at Luberri has also been innovating through their work on their first Gran Reserva Rioja, from two of their oldest vineyards of 80-90-year-old tempranillo.

Luberri’s Gran Reserva is true to the house philosophy that wine should be incredibly enjoyable right out of the bottle. This Gran Reserva is very accessible with plenty of fruit that drinks great right now while offering additional rewards for further cellar time. Luberri’s Gran Reserva delivers an unbeatable value and approachability in the world of long-aged, single-origin wines of Rioja. Bunches are hand harvested with a strict selection in the vineyard. Bunches are completely destemmed, crushed, and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is aged and undergoes malolactic fermentation during the first year in new 1000L French foudres and ages a year further in foudres second year in two-year-old 225L French barriques. The Gran Reserva is then aged in bottle for at least two years before release.