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Bodegas Franco-Espanolas dates from 1890 and combines tradition with modern wine-making techniques. Conde Bel Rioja Gran Reserva is a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Mazuelo and 10% Graciano with three years ageing in American oak and a further two years in bottle. Aromas of spice and tobacco, a rich full texture with spicy fruit and a long savoury finish.
Franco-Españolas is one of the great wineries in La Rioja. With almost 125 years of history it occupies a foremost position in the world of winemaking. Committed to progress and renewal, the winery is no stranger to evolution and masters the perfect combination of respect for tradition and technological innovation, thus obtaining great wines that endorse its long history.
BODEGAS FRANCO-ESPAÑOLAS was founded in 1890 thanks to the golden age that Rioja experienced in the 19th Century, when the French, whose vineyards were suffering under the attack of the phylloxera plague, came to the region in search of replacement vineyards. This marked the beginning of the development of “fine Rioja wines” which in turn led to the founding of “Bodegas Franco-Españolas” in 1890 by Fréderic Anglade Saurat, of the Bordeaux firm Anglade, along with some Spanish partners; a merger between France and Spain, the “French-Spanish Wineries”.
Producer Website: francoespanolas.com
Grape: Tempranillo Mazuelo Graciano