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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%

The wine

Ysios is a fantastic Rioja, a straightforward wine, extremely fresh, profound, very drinkable and very well constructed. Perhaps it seems a little closed at first but it's simply because it's discreet, quite genteel: it's not assertive, not opulent, it's subtle and refined. Leave it to breathe for half an hour beforehand and you'll see how seductive it is from the first mouthful and before you know it, the bottle's empty. Concentrated in flavour yet without too much extraction, it's accessible, a wine that's delicate, floral, very elegant and select; unblemished, practically perfect, we'd dare to say.

Ysios is made exclusively from Tempranillo grapes sourced from eight areas, with vineyards rooted in soils of differing composition and located in truly beautiful countryside, at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria mountains. Grapes from selected vineyards, choice barrels too, and a very thorough production process enabling attainment of fantastic balance and a flawless ensemble.

On the nose, Ysios is elegant and pleasant, with a predominance of crunchy red fruits such as red currants and raspberries, with the odd floral note and mild menthol hint. On the palate it's meaty, showing plenty of vigour, and reveals its Rioja origins with an unmistakable undertone of tea; concentrated but always staying moist and juicy, it reveals some steely touches on the tongue, and proves an absolute pleasure to drink. A fine wine like those of the olden days, with the modernity of good Riojas nowadays. Always have a second bottle at the ready because the first won't last long! A most enjoyable drink.

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Red meats / Traditional cuisine / Roasts / Feathered game / Marinated meats

Ratings and awards

201592 PN90 SK
200690 PN
PN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

7 reviews


Vine age35 years

The winery

Bodegas Ysios

Bodegas Ysios

Bodegas Ysios is located in Rioja Alavesa, at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria mountain range, and lays claim to buildings designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, with their functional and contemporary aspects entirely focused on wine production. Dedicated exclusively to the making of Reserva wines and the most singular and select coupages, Ysios works to the highest quality standards utilising very old, 100% Tempranillo vines. The high levels at which the vineyards...