Bodegas David Moreno
Bodegas David Moreno,
We are now staying in Haro the Capital of Rioja and make our way to Bodegas David Moreno, we have been visiting this vineyard since 2003 where we happened on it one day when we were cycling around the area. We weren’t in the wine trade just wine enthusiasts so when we started Carte-du-Vin in 2010 David Moreno wines had to be included on the Carte.
Now fourteen years later we visit again, in 2016 this Bodegas was awarded ‘Mejor Bodegas Abierta al Turismo 2016’ with over 30,000 people visiting a year. We have phoned ahead and Rafa who is the Export manager is there to greet us, we have a couple of friends with us who haven’t been here before (they are great fans of Moreno wines!) so we get the complete tour. In the cellar, there are rows on rows of barrels as like the wine in Ribera, Rioja stays in barrels for months, the time varies depending on which type of wine being made as one of the great differences between Crianza and Gran Reserva is the time of maturation in mainly American oak.
There is one section kept in the cellar for wine purchased by members of ‘Club del Vino’, each barrel contains approximately 30 bottles of wine, once purchased the owner can visit regularly to taste the wine as it matures, when bottling takes place they are kept in locked crates and can be either taken away for drinking of enjoyed with a meal in the restaurant which is also situated in the cellar – what fun!
We have been out of stock of Blanco and Rosé for several months and need to stock up on reds, purchases made and we leave the winery.