OT: Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada, 2012

Of the three wines I’ve recently tasted from this winery, this one is probably the most interesting within my parameters, i.e.: below the 10, or maximum 12 EUR price. An affordable wine of modern inspiration. See my previous pots Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2012 here; and Ramón Bilbao Reserva 2010 here.

  • 20151010_135006 Winery: Ramón Bilbao Vinos y Viñedos. Avda. Santo Domingo 34, 26220, Haro. La Rioja (España – Spain). The winery was founded in 1924; however, around 1896 Don Ramón Bilbao Muga had already sold their wines to a winery that was located on a street in Las Cuevas, Haro. In 1972, a few years after the death of the last descents of the Bilbao family, the winery was placed in the hands of the Lecanda family, founders of the legendary Vega Sicilia winery in Ribera del Duero, where they built new facilities, and thereby expanded their brand and focused on the production of crianza wines. In 1999 when the company Diego Zamora S.A., one of the most important groups of drinks in Spain, acquired Bodegas Ramón Bilbao, they began a process of modernisation and upgrading the facilities, which marked a new step and a big boost to the brand, achieving great recognition from the customers.
  • Phone: +34 941 310 295
  • Winemaker: Rodolfo Bastida
  • Website: www.ramonbilbao.es
  • Brand: Ramón Bilbao Edición Limitada
  • DO: DOC Rioja
  • Type: Red Crianza wine made from a selection of 995 barrels from which 265,100 75-cl bottles and 13,030 150-cl magnum bottles were obtained. On the selection table in the winery, only the best bunches and the perfect grapes are chosen, that will be traditionally fermented  in wooden bats at controlled temperatures. The wine is aged for 14 months in new French and American oak barrels. The aging process is completed in the underground bottle cellar of the winery, where it is refined for another ten months before hitting the market. 
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Grape Variety: 100% Rioja Tempranillo
  • Vineyards: From 75 hectares of vineyards located in Rioja Alta, near the Ebro River.
  • Soil Type: The vineyards are planted on heterogeneous soils, shallow, well-drained, with occasional water shortages.
  • Bottle Size: 75.0 cl.
  • Price: Available at 9.89 €, at my local grocery shop.
  • My wine rating: 95/100 (A wine of distinction) NEW!
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