Bodegas Akutain Rioja Cosecha 2016
Founded in 1975 by Juan Penagaricano, Bodegas Akutain focuses on small-batch, high quality wines from Rioja, produced in a traditional style that highlights the high-elevation growing sites of Rioja Alta. ‘Cosecha’ is comprised mostly of Tempranillo and Garnacha, fermented with wild yeasts and aged in fiberglass. Youthful and dark-fruited, the wine shines alongside traditional Spanish tapas and jamon-heavy charcuterie boards.
One of the 'big three' European wine giants along with France and Italy, but perhaps the one with the most untapped potential, with many ascendant regions and producers just now finding an audience.