The 2020 Malvasia hails from 55-year-old vines. With 24-hour skin contact and fermentation in concrete, this is a textured wine with notes of white flowers and orange rind. From slightly younger vines (40 years +) but also organically and dryland farmed, comes the 2020 Viura. Viura is fresher and lighter on the palate, full of white tea notes and lemongrass.
The vineyards for the 2018 Tempranillo and the 2020 Garnacha sit at altitudes of 600m and 660m respectively. The Tempranillo is perfumed and brambly with stony tannins, and the Garnacha is red-fruited and crunchy – very elegant indeed.
Finally, the single-vineyard 2016 Barranco del San Ginés is phenomenal. Planted in 1935 to Tempranillo, this is a vineyard and wine to watch. 'There are not many vineyards like this left in Rioja, and MacRobert is doing a superb job here getting the vineyard back to life. The wine is also beautiful, even more so in the great 2016 vintage. A really great single-vineyard Rioja. Bravo!' – Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate.