Altos R Pigeage Tempranillo 2017

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition
Great Gold – 2021

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition
97pts – 2021

China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards
Gold – 2021

James Suckling
95pts – 2020

Berliner Wein Trophy
Gold – 2020

Guia Peñin
91pts – 2021

China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA)
Double Gold – 2020

Premios Vinduero-Vindouro
Gold – 2020

International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze – 2020

International Wine & Spirit Competition
88pts – 2020

Tasted 100% Blind, Andreas Larsson
93pts – 2020
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Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition
Great Gold – 2020

International Wine Awards
Great Gold – 2020

Challenge International du Vin
Silver – 2020

Winemaker Jean-Marc Sauboua may have perfected his craft at Bordeaux’s famed Château Haut Brion, but he has Rioja in his blood (it is his mother’s homeland, after all).

This red is special to Jean-Marc, so he sought out grapes from a plot of 80-year-old Tempranillo and Graciano vines in the premium district of Rioja Alavesa. These miserly old vines yield tiny grapes that deliver a sweet, pure intensity. To showcase all that flavor character and draw out deep color with velvety texture, Jean-Marc employed the pigeage technique in the cellar (a traditional Burgundian method of fermenting in open vats and gently plunging skins, repeatedly). After treating the wine to a luxurious 28 months in French oak barrels, the quality-obsessed Jean-Marc was happy and he released this gem to unbelievable acclaim.

We’ve counted seven gold medals so far—three of them being ‘Great Gold’—plus, high ratings of 97 points (Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition) and 95 points (critic James Suckling). Suckling raved: “[It’s] full-bodied and powerful…A rich, layered wine for the vintage.”






La Rioja