Luis Cañas Technical Sheet
Type of Wine: Red
Brand: Luis Cañas selection
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: 18 months
Operating temperature : 16º-18º C.
Population: Villabuena de Alava
Effort, tenacity, passion for things well done and a clear philosophy oriented to the vineyard. Four are the generations that have written the history of our family, "Familia Luis Cañas".
For more than a century, our family has been engaged in the production and sale of traditional young wines made by the carbonic maceration method (whole bunches). These were made in the Cueva de los Curas, an old winery dug into the ground and which is still part of the area's landscape 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 Cañace. A man of perfectionist character, hard-working 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 palates of the great wine merchants, who at that time were located in the Alhóndiga de Bilbao
Is in 1970 when Luis Cañas it goes to market marketing bottled vintage wines which until then were sold in bulk. This same year and not far from the 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 future of our winery, when taking the reins of the same 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 the effort, with constant improvements and expansions 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 be recognized worldwide with the most prestigious awards.
Tasting Notes Luis Cañas family selection
Cherry red color. On the nose, its fruity character stands out with notes of strawberry and banana, memories, vanilla, cedar wood, leaf litter appear, along with balsamic notes, while on the palate it is enveloping and dense with powerful but round tannins. In aftertaste, memories of fruit and the acidity that refreshes the whole of wine appear again.