Best Value Red of The Year – Tim Atkin MW Rioja Report 2021
Bodegas Patrocinio winery was formed in 1985 as a co-operative of 200 grape growers with small vineyards in around the town of Uruñuela located in the Najerilla Valley, right in the heart of Rioja’s top subzone Rioja Alta. The winery is key to the area and over the past 30+ years, they have evolved to a highly professionalized and innovative winery, focusing on getting the best out of their key asset, 525 ha of proprietary vineyards in one of the most premium areas of Rioja.
100% Tempranillo aged in American oak for 12 months. This is a deliciously smooth, medium bodied, silky style red full of ripe dark berry flavours, sweet vanilla and a lick of spice.
Tim Atkin MW (2017 Vintage)
"Unbelievable and this is pure tempranillo, fantastic value for money." Judged from over 1200 wines
"A classic Crianza with flavours of fresh, lush berry fruits balanced with very well-judged use of oak. This wine doesn't exhibit powerful oak flavours but the barrel ageing lends the wine extra character, roundness and complexity, with flavours of cinnamon, exotic spice and wood smoke swirling around the generous red fruits."