2011 Rioja Reserva Miguel Merino

Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.

Sourced from vineyards planted in the 60’s, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 19 months in American oak. The nose has a great intensity of deep blackcurrant fruits with notes of vanilla and leather. Complex, well structured and persistent on the palate with smooth tannins. – DWM, June 2018. Received 17pts from Jancis Robinson at our fine wine tasting in November 2018.

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2010 Rioja Gran Reserva Miguel Merino

Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.

Aged for more than 24 months in 9 new barrels of French oak and 6 of American oak and another five years in bottle before being released. The Gran Reserva is dark and intense with plum, spices, leather and tobacco notes. Intense and long on the palate with a silky smooth mouthfeel.

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2016 Rioja Blanco Miguel Merino

Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.

Aged on its lees for 10 months. Intense aromas of citrus, pear, stone fruits and notes of brioche. Viura grapes from Mingortiz vineyard provides acidity and minerality while white Garnacha from La Loma adds complexity, body and depth to the wine. – DWM, June 2018. Received 16.5pts from Jancis Robinson at our fine wine tasting in November 2018

2016 Rioja ‘La Loma’ Miguel Merino

Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain. La Loma is a small vineyard of 1,5 hectares that was planted 70 years ago on poor soils, making the roots go very deep in order to produce fresh, subtle and elegant wines.

Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels. Deep and elegant with complex aromas of black fruits, spices and coffee notes. Good acidity, smooth tannins and a really long finish.

2013 Rioja Reserva Vitola Miguel Merino

Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.

Vitola is a complex and expressive Reserva wine. Ripe red and black fruit aromas with cloves, black pepper and spice. Tobacco, liquorice and coffee on the palate. Fresh, intense, long and well-balanced.

2011 Rioja Unnum Miguel Merino

Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.

Unnum is a true signature of both vineyard (Mendiguerra and La Loma) and vintage. The winemaking is adapted to the vintage condition and designed to respect and maintain the extraordinary characteristics of the vineyard. Aged in cask for 11 months in mostly French, oak barrels.  Powerful, intense black fruits on the nose, spice and coffee notes are balanced by fresh mint and liquorice on the palate. Less than 6000 bottles are usually produced if the vintage allow it.

Miguel Merino & Valserrano Rioja Tasting2013 Rioja Mazuelo de la Quinta Cruz Miguel Merino

Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.

Mazuelo de la Quinta Cruz is only produced in special vintages, when  the  grapes  reach  optimum maturity. Aromas of ripe dark and red fruit alongside spices. Intense palate full of sweet fruits and earthy flavours. Powerful with a good tannic structure and a complex finish.

2011 Rioja Gran Reserva Miguel Merino

Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.

Aged for more than 24 months in 9 new barrels of French oak and 6 of American oak and another five years in bottle before being released. The Gran Reserva is dark and intense with plum, spices, leather and tobacco notes. Intense and long on the palate with a silky smooth mouthfeel.

2011 Rioja Reserva Miguel Merino

Miguel Merino created his own winery in a restored farmhouse where he built a small vinification plant and barrel-ageing cellar. He started to buy grapes grown on small plots near Briones to produce well-made, modern wines and now owns and runs one of the smallest, youngest and most prestigious wineries in Spain.

Sourced from vineyards planted in the 60’s, fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 19 months in American oak. The nose has a great intensity of deep blackcurrant fruits with notes of vanilla and leather. Complex, well structured and persistent on the palate with smooth tannins.  Received 17pts from Jancis Robinson at our fine wine tasting in November 2018

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We’re blessed to have two superb and exclusive Rioja Bodegas: Miguel Merino and Valserrano. What’s more, winemakers Miguel and Pablo are great friends and make their wines in
different styles, reflecting varying traditions in the region. This box comes in a stylish wooden box with tray pack and includes
1x Valserrano Crianza
1x Valserrano Reserva
1x Valserrano Gran Reserva
1x Miguel Merino Vitola Reserva
1x Miguel Merino Mazuelo
1x Miguel Merino Gran Reserva

Every gift is carefully hand packed. Personalised messages can be added to each parcel.

Davy’s Fine Wine Tasting, St James’s, 9th October 2019, 5.30pm

Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Venue: Davy’s at St James’s, Crown Passage, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 6QY
Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm (please arrive by 7pm at very latest to allow time to taste)
Tickets: £35.00 (Fully refundable on purchases on the night of £500 or more)
Maximum tickets per customer: 4

An informal walk around tasting of over 70 wines and an opportunity to meet some of the wine-makers and people behind the wines, as well as ask questions and advice from our Fine Wine team and our Master of Wine, Martin Everett. Wines on show will include the magnificent range from Grower Champagne house, Dumenil, a strong selection of Burgundy & Bordeaux from villages level to Grand Cru and Cru Classé and many more from across Europe and further afield. Denise Adams, owner of Grand Cru Classé St. Emilion property, Château Fonplégade, will be showing off an impressive vertical of recent vintages.

Our exciting exclusive, new to us for the Bordeaux primeurs earlier this year, Ch. George 7’s wine-maker and owner Sally Evans will be showing her 2017 & 2018 and we’re also delighted to welcome Miguel Merino to Davy’s, owner of Bodegas Miguel Merino, one of the most prestigious wineries in Rioja, frequently ranked by critics amongst the top producers in the region.

Hot USA property Realm Cellars successfully launched their 2016 ‘The Bard’ (99 Points WA) with Davy’s earlier this year and we’re delighted to be able to give our customers a first taste of this and two other exciting wines from the USA.

This evening will also see the launch of a brilliantly exciting new single vineyard Semillon project from genius wine-maker Rikus Neethling of Bizoe Vineyards in Stellenbosch. Launching three Semillons from two single vineyards, Rikus’ aim is to rival the wines of the Hunter Valley. Following conversations with Bruce Tyrell at Tyrell’s in the Hunter and realising through his research that many of the original Semillon vines in the Hunter came from Cape, Rikus has been on a mission to create fascinating wines with huge potential for ageing. We expect these wines to sell out on the night; definitely a Fine Wine release not to be missed.

If you wish you book a table for supper afterwards, you can do so by clicking here, alternatively, you can call the bar directly on 020 7839 8831 to make your reservation.

Master of Wine Luxury Selection, Case of 12 bottles

The creme de la creme mixed case. Martin Everett, our Master of Wine, recommends this stunning selection (vintage may vary):

2008 Duménil Premier Cru Vintage – Champagne, France
2010 Riesling GG Wehlener Sonnenuhr ‘Devon’ S.A. Prum – Mosel, Germany
2017 Montauto Enos 1, Maremma -Tuscany, Italy
2016 Puligny Montrachet Village Jean Louis Chavy – Burgundy, France
2013 Rioja Blanco Gran Reserva Valserrano – Rioja, Spain
2017 Te Kano Pinot Noir – Central Otago, New Zealand
2011 Cairanne Cuvée Col Du Débat Domaine Les Hautes Cances – Rhône, France
2013 Barolo ‘San Lorenzo di Verduno’ Pelassa – Piedmont, Italy
2015 Sidewood Mappinga Shiraz, Adelaide Hills – Adelaide Hills, Australia
2013 Château Pédesclaux, 5eme Cru Classé Pauillac – Bordeaux, France
2015 Rioja ‘La Loma’ Miguel Merino – Rioja, Spain
1985 Croft’s Vintage Port – Bordeaux, France

Please note wines on picture may vary.

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