Bodegas Finca Nueva 'Vendimia' Tempranillo 2014 (Rioja, Spain) "...liquorice, cassis, blueberries..."
Miguel Ángel de Gregorio, one of the great revolutionaries pushing for modernity in Rioja, is the man behind this project. His idea was to regain the region's essence based on the great wines of yesteryear. From this point of view, De Gregorio is a staunch defender of terroir, starting from village wines up to the most renowned vineyards. All Finca Allende vineyards are in Briones and neighbouring villages on the right bank of the river Ebro. De Gregorio praises this area’s northern exposure which gets less protection from the Sierra de Cantabria than vineyards on the slopes of the opposite bank. Red clay topsoils and gravel are Briones’ archetype of Briones. The calcareous gravel substrate - a legacy of the ancient river course - allows roots to develop well into the subsoil and explains the minerality of the wines.
Finca Nueva is Miguel’s second project in Rioja. He likes to call them his ‘fun wines’, ready to be enjoyed upon release, yet reflecting the region’s styles and categories at far more affordable prices than the more serious Allende wines.
"Cherry red, clean and bright. Nose intense with fruity aromas of berries, cassis, blueberries and licorice. Mouth is fresh, tasty and ample."