Rioja Bin End- Senorio de Arana, Vina del Oja Rioja Crianza

October 30, 2021

Rioja Bin End- Senorio de Arana, Vina del Oja Rioja Crianza

We are proud to present the latest in our series of ridiculously good value Bin Ends....

From the heart of the Rioja Alavesa, Bodegas Senorio de Arana was founded in the late '70s by the Di Santiago family as a home to produce their finer wines made from their vineyards surrounding Labastida. Slightly unusual for the higher amount of Mazuelo (aka Carignan) used in the blend, this is full and rich, but with a bit little bit more spice and ripe tannin than straight Tempranillo wines.

90% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo. Lovely fruit, sour cherry but with more tang and interest and finesse than in the Joven. Bit of spice and agile, gymnastic tannins. Good. 15.5 / 20 
Tamlyn Currin  Jancis Robinson.com (28/02/17)

Available elsewhere for between £11-12, we are offering this Bin End at £9.95 a pop or 6 for £50





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