GRAPE: Garnacha


VINIFICATION: «La Ínsula» is a tiny little spot planted with Garnacha before the Phylloxera attack of the end of the 19th Century .

The harvest was done by hand in small crates to accomplish a total 700 kgs. Fermentation took place in a small stainless steel tank. After fermentation, the wine was racked into a 500L. oak barrel, where malolactic fermantion developed spontaneously. In total, the wine rested in oak for 14 months.


On the nose it is clean floral and very expressive of the variety On the palate it has a medium body easy palate good balance, very fine tannins and a long finish

FOOD PAIRING: Cured meats. long slow cooked roasts of pork or lamb.



  • 93 Points by Robert Parker ( Wine Advocate), Vntg 2020.

Tech Sheet:


Briones, in the heart of the Rioja Alta, gathered all the conditions I was looking for: old steep vineyards of Tempranillo grapes, chalky soil and a climate showing a marked Atlantic influence. Declared a town of historic artistic merit, Briones is where we decided to site our bodega.

Now as one of the smallest wineries in Spain, our wines are among the most prestigious in the country.