Published 5th April 2017

The Wines of Rioja

The wines of Rioja remain ever popular and quality has continued to rise in recent years with the best, small producers focusing on terroir and vineyards with distinct character.

We are very proud to be shippers of two exclusive, family-owned Bodegas: the long-established Valserrano and the more recent ‘garage’ winery of Miguel Merino. Both highly regarded, winemakers Pablo and Miguel are great friends and frequent visitors to Davy’s in London. We are equally proud of our own label Davy’s Rioja and pleased to show its ‘big brother’ from the same winery, the Amate Reserva.

All are available to try in our wine bars now, with selected wines available by the glass until the end of May 2017*.

Valserrano Blanco 2014/15
Silky on the palate with refreshing grapefruit and ripe pineapple flavours. From 100% Viura, barrel-fermented and lees-ageing gives depth of flavour and complexity.

Valserrano Gran Reserva Blanco 2008/09
A blend of Malvasia and Viura. Elegant with aromas of vanilla and pastries with notes of honey and dried apricots. Awarded a Decanter Gold medal in 2016.

Davy’s Rioja Crianza
Vibrant red and black fruits and subtle vanilla and oak notes derived from 12 months aging in American oak.  A well-balanced Crianza wine from 70% Tempranillo and 30% Garnacha.

Amate Reserva Rioja 2012
From old Tempranillo vines in the Baja area of Rioja. Aromas of dark cherry, leather and spice with good balance between the fruit and oak and a long finish.

Miguel Merino Mazuelo Quinta 2012
A unique wine. 100% Carignan (Mazuelo in Spanish) from a single vineyard. Aromas of ripe, red fruit and spices lead to intense, unctuous and sweet fruit on the palate with a complex finish.

Valserrano Gran Reserva 2008 
Aged for 24 months in oak and a minimum of 36 months in the bottle, this wine exudes deep flavours of blackcurrant, cherry and toasted oak with elegant, velvety tannins.

Why not join us to taste these wines – book your table at one of our wine bars today.

To buy Rioja wine online, visit the Davy’s Wine Merchants online shop.

* All wines available by the glass except Valserrano Gran Reserva red and white.