Badiola Vino de Pueblo, Leza L3Z4, Rioja Alavesa, Spain, 2018Regular price £28.50
A balanced and smooth wine delivering rich aromas of dark cherries complemented by delicate hints of spice and herbal notes of thyme and rosemary. A medium body but great structure and depth of flavour.
Badiola, founded in 2018, is a winery based in the heart of Rioja Alavesa which offers a new perspective on Rioja wines: here the emphasis is on site, rather than ageing. Current Denominación de Origen regulations in Rioja only permit the use of a village name on the label by the location of the winery (i.e. the building, not the vineyards) thus the wine from the Leza vineyards is marketed as L3Z4.