WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Tempranillo
  • APPELLATION
    Rioja, Spain
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Carlos Moro picked the inaugural release of his new “Prestigo” just in time for one of Rioja’s most stunning vintages in recent years—as 2015 was rated 94 points or “Outstanding” from the Wine Advocate.

This 100% Tempranillo comes from vines planted 35 to 80 years ago on the very northern edge of Rioja Alta. Moro insists on severe pruning to limit yields as well as secondary fermentation in French oak before 18 months maturation in oak (80% French barrique and 20% American barrels). The wine’s lively dark cherry fruit and dusty tannins are reminiscent of a top-flight Rutherford Cabernet. While the Prestigo’s haunting cigar box and exotic spice aromatics are pure Rioja.