Producer: Dominio des Carabo
Grapes: Tempranillo, Graciano, Viura
In a Nutshell: Fruit, Spice, Vibrant
About Dominio des Carabo
Gonzalo Rondriguz is a ball of energy who founded his own bodegas after tiring of the larger ‘factories’ he was working for. He and his friends the Laorden’s, who own over 90 hectares of Alavesa and Alta vines set about picking the best 9 ha, all of which are farmed organically, to give Gonzalo some of the highest, oldest and frankly best vineyard sites in Rioja. 2018 will be his fourth vintage and the style has changed over time, but not his determination to produce fresh, drinkable and classy wines from his home region (he grew up in Logrono). His experimentation is already yielding some fascinating results, and these will come on line in the next year or so, and his ideas will make for an exciting future, so we are very happy to be part of that.
Graciano and Viura contribut greatly to this fresh, juicy red. 12mth barrel ageing has drawn out bright ruby notes of raspberry and licquorice. Great to drink on its own and a good match for sharing plates.