Remírez de Ganuza

Rioja Reserva 2013



The flagship of the winery, the Reserva is made mostly from Tempranillo (85%) with splashes of Graciano, Viura and Malvasia. The vines are on average about 60 years of age, and the wine is aged for over two years in new French oak.


With six vineyards situated in the foothills of the Cantabrian mountain range, Remírez de Ganuza blends some of the best terroirs from Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta. The combination of high elevation, clay/limestone soils, increased oceanic influence, and 50 year old average vines produces low-yielding vines with exceptional quality.


Grapes are manually harvested and transported in 12kg boxes, where they reside in thermo-regulated cooling chambers for 24 hours. Grapes are destemmed before fermentation in combinations of 7000l French oak vats, stainless steel and concrete. The wine is then aged in new French oak for 26 months.


A difficult start, with cool temps and rain delaying the growing season, pleasant weather going into and during harvest saved the season.

Tasting Note

A decadent nose, bristling with fresh cherry and vanilla, belies a palate of equally pristine fruit. Balance between the acidic and tannic structures is harmonious, playing gently yet firmly off one another for a refined experience.



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"Smooth aromas of mature berry fruits and plum"

Wine Enthusiast - October 29, 2021

"Smooth aromas of mature berry fruits and plum amount to a silky whole touched up by café mocha. A saturated palate is packed with pulpy black fruit, while this tastes of blackberry, tobacco, coffee and oak. A smooth finish with a meaty texture and chocolaty notes concludes this dense holdover from a cold year." - MS


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Other Wines by this Producer

Rioja Gran Reserva


The Gran Reserva is made mostly from Tempranillo (86%), and only in exceptional vintages with supreme age ability. The vines are on average about 60 years of age, and the wine is aged for over 40 months in new French oak.

Fincas de Ganuza Rioja Reserva


Reliably produced since 1997, the Fincas line represents elegantly made entry-level bottlings with the same level of attention and care as the flagship line. Crafted from the shoulders of 25-40 year old vines from across their vineyards, the wine sees time in French and American oak to gently meld the Tempranillo and Graciano together.

Rioja Blanco Reserva


In assessing the potential of their land and winemaking capabilities, the team at Remírez de Ganuza wisely decided to give special attention to their Viura and Malvasia plantings in dedicated bottlings. Previously used to compliment their reds via the skins, the white wines are given a Burgundian level of attention by their selective vineyard picking and winemaking. Made mostly from Viura (80%), the flagship white wine is aged on the lees in new French oak for 8 months with regular batonnage to increase aromatics and texture.