Luis Cañas Technical Sheet
Type of Wine: Red
Brand: Luis Cañas aging
Grape variety: Tempranillo
Bottle type: Bordeaux
Capacity (cl): 75
Graduation (% vol.): 13,50
Cellar: Luis Cañas
Regions: Denomination Rioja
Barrel type: American oak
Permanence in Barrel: 12 months
Operating temperature : 16º-18º C.
Population: Villabuena de Alava
Effort, tenacity, passion for things well done and a clear vineyard-oriented philosophy. There are four generations that have written the history of our family, “Familia Luis Cañas.” For more than a century, our family has been dedicated to the production and sale of traditional young wines made by the carbonic maceration method (whole clusters ). These were made in the Cueva de los Curas, an old winery dug out of the ground and which is still part of the landscape of the area today.
In the past, wines were transported by Carlos Cañas, father of Luis Cañas (now 90 years old), in mule-drawn carts crossing the Sierra Cantabria and Montes de Vitoria to areas bordering Bilbao and San Sebastián, more than 100 kilometers from Villabuena.
In 1928 the founder, Luis Cañas, was born. A man with a perfectionist character, a worker like few others and whose motivation was always the pride of achieving the best quality in his vineyards and consequently in his bulk wines, conquering the palate of the great wine merchants, who at that time were located in the Alhóndiga de Bilbao It is in 1970 when Luis Cañas came out on the market selling bottled harvester wines which until then were sold in bulk. This same year, and not far from Cueva de los Curas, we created the winery that bears our name and in it we poured our passion for the grape, the true architect of the highest quality wines in Rioja Alavesa.
1989 marks a new milestone in the evolution of our winery, by taking over the reins from Juan Luis Cañas, son of Luis Cañas. At 33 he brings new airs to the winery, maintains the work philosophy and family tradition thanks to his perfectionist and non-conformist character. This means that it does not settle for making very good young wines, but also begins to make new wines, increasingly promoting aging wines.
In 1994 we inaugurated a new and modern winery equipped with the best production systems. Since then, at Bodegas Luís Cañas we have not ceased our efforts, being constant improvements and extensions in the facilities in order to continue improving the quality of our wines.The personality of Juan Luis, one of the most restless and innovative winemakers in the country, the experience and good work of the winery team have made it possible for our wines to have been recognized worldwide with the most prestigious awards.
Tasting Notes Luis Cañas aging
Well covered cherry red color. Good aromatic intensity, with floral notes and ripe red fruit that remind us of jams and preserves. At the bottom there are notes of stick licorice. Typical nose of a young wine from Rioja Alavesa made by carbonic maceration with tempranillo grapes and a small proportion of Viura that gives it freshness. In the mouth it is wide and fleshy, we find a wine with volume and a good balance. Final with nerve, elegant and fruity, with a tannin that makes us salivate demanding another drink.