Bodega Martinez Lacuesta, Rioja Gran Reserva 2009

Appellation: Rioja

Region: Rioja

Country: Spain

Color: Red

Varietal(s): Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo (Carignan)

About The Producer

Bodega Martínez Lacuesta was founded in 1895 in Haro by Félix Martínez Lacuesta – Winemaker, Politician, and Promoter. He was the first president of the National Society of Wine Growers and Wine Producers, and president of the Rioja Wine Union. Also, he represented bodega owners in the establishment of the Rioja D.O. appellation. Along with his brothers Alfonso, Julio, José María, José Crescencio, and Emiliano they formed the beginnings the modern Bodegas Martínez Lacuesta. Today, the bodega remains a family business. It is one of the Hundred-Year-Old Rioja Bodegas.

Terroir & Vineyard Practices:

The Bodega’s vineyards are located in Haro (Rioja Alta), on the right bank of the River Ebro. The vines are at an altitude of 400-500 meters above sea level, and the main grape varieties that are raised are Tempranillo, Garnacha (Grenache), and Mazuelo (Carignan).

Tasting Notes

A medium-bodied red with a complex and elegant nose. A bright, clear appearance. Smooth, silky, and long in the mouth. Suitable for drinking with delicate and mild-tasting dishes.


Cold maceration of grapes and musts in stainless steel tanks to extract aromas and color. Extended aging in new and semi-new American-oak barrels for 36 months. Then the wine is released a further 36 months after bottling at the bodega.