Luis Canas Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas
Bodegas Luis Canas
Spain - La Rioja - Rioja

Color: Beautiful golden yellow color with bright lemon-tinted reflections.
Nose: In the nose it is fine, with great elegance, combined with hints of flowers, frits and hazelnuts.
Palate: In the mouth, it is dry with just enough acidity to make it fresh and lively with a structured and tasting finish of ripe fruit.

Wine Type
90% old vine Viura and 10% Malvasia Riojana.
Age of vines
57+ Years Old
Soil type
Clay & Limestone
Our ancestors planted these vines of viura and malvasía in the so-called "cabezadas", the highest and poorest areas of its vineyards. This wine is the result of an exhaustive selection of vines and grapes, within that old vineyard. A wine with subtle aromas that reveal the personality of the clay-calcareous soils, characteristic of this area of Rioja Alavesa. Manual harvest in boxes and double selection on the sorting table.
Alcoholic fermentation in French and American oak barrels, 225L and 500L capacity, with integrated temperature control system. Later aging on lees with bâtonnage (lees steering) for five months. Batonnage is carried out regularly during the 5 months ageing on the lees, the wine is then fined with isinglass and bottled.
6,800 (9-liter cases)

This wine pairs well with most types of seafood and shellfish, white meats, salads, risottos as well as mild cheeses and nuts.

Reviews and News

2020 Luis Canas Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas - 91 PTS - TA

2020 Luis Canas Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas - 91 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"Parcels with an average age of 58 years supply the grapes for this stylishly wooded blend of Viura with 10% Malvasía. Dense, but not overpowering, with lime and orange peel flavours, subtle oak spices and a waxy mid palate. Drink 2022 to 2025."

- Tim Atkin (Special Rioja Report 2022), 91 pts

2019 Luis Canas Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas - 91 PTS - VINOUS

2019 Luis Canas Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Bright straw-yellow. Mineral-accented pear, peach pit and Meyer lemon aromas are complemented by hints of fennel and vanilla. Taut and focused on the palate, offering nervy citrus and orchard fruit flavors that spread out steadily on the back half. Finishes long and tight, with a repeating mineral note and a lingering bitter pear skin note. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (April 2021), 91 pts

Producer Information: Bodegas Luis Canas

Bodegas Luis Cañas is one of Rioja Alavesa’s oldest family-owned wineries. The history starts with Carlos Cañas, who sold his wines in bulk, transporting them by mule and cart throughout ...
Read More

Trade Resources