The every day red you didn’t know you needed. Carbonic fermentation in concrete tanks makes this a lighter, fresher style of Rioja meant for early drinking. Enjoy with Arden’s Smokey Sweet Carnitas!
Organic farming practices, hand-harvested, carbonic maceration, aged in concrete tanks for a minimum of 3 months.
Gorka and Itxaso of Compañón Arrieta are at the head of a rejuvenation of the Rioja region, young winegrowers recovering their families old vineyards and making wines the old way.
Their estate is made up of 4 ha spread across 17 mini parcels, all of which bush pruned vines averaging 50 years of age under organic certification. These vineyards have been in their family for three generations but it wasn’t until 1982 that they built their bodega and started making wine. In 2010, with Gorka and Itxaso at the helm, they started bottling their own wines under the Herrigoia label. The name is a reference to the part of Lanciego where their bodega and most of their vineyards are located. In Basque herri means town and goia means up, translated let’s just say it means uptown higher grounds resulting in fresh wines with great acidity.
As Gorka’s grandfather puts it, there’s two types of soil in Lanciego: white and red. The white being calcareous clay and the red being very old primary soils of calcareous clay with high contents of iron oxide collected on the higher plateaus free of erosion. Generally speaking, the Alavesa sub-region is known for having the poorest soils in Rioja and within it, Lanciego probably the poorest of them all resulting in very low yields but very high quality grapes. It’s young spirits like theirs that are giving Rioja some fresh air.
Hailing from 30-year-old vines, this Sangiovese is classic, earthy, and wonderfully smoky. For us, this is the ultimate “red sauce” wine – pizza, pasta, chicken parm, you name it.
Biodynamic/organic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, unfined/unfiltered and vegan-friendly!
This classic, left bank Bordeaux is a careful selection of the estates best fruit that is aged in French oak barrels. It is powerful, fleshy, and noted with well-integrated tannins that will continue to soften over the years. Peak drinking window: 2023-2030
Certified sustainable farming practices and only 1,100 cases produced.
This Alpine Nebbiolo is energetic, zippy, and remarkably fresh. The stainless steel fermentation maintains the wine’s bright fruit character, floral quality, and natural suppleness.
Sustainable farming practices and only 100 cases produced!
A Santenots as pretty as it is sweet. This is arguably the best premier cru vineyard in Volnay, often referred to as a Tête de Cuvée. Hints of leather, black plum, cherry and peony, similar aromas to the Pommard, but without the tannin. Secondary notes of mocha coffee and cooked tarragon followed by the Santenots raspberry and strawberry. The mouth is round and supple with silky tannins and a long finish. Drink now through 2035. This is truly an outstanding wine for a special evening.
Organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation and only 333 cases produced.
Enjoy with creamy mushroom chicken, duck confit, rack of lamb or Roasted Black Bass with Orange-Flower Water.