Authenticity, honesty, independence, thoroughness.” Florentino Martinez Monje’s guiding principles are inherent in the carefully crafted, traditional wines he makes in Rioja’s Alavesa region. A self-made man, Florentino started off life as a grape supplier to Artadi, before deciding to set up his own winery in order to produce this range of wines. Few know as much about the region as he does, nor how to get the best out of the local vineyards. With an intimate understanding of the 32 hectares he farms, spread out over multiple parcels, vineyards are cultivated and then vinified for specific wines, a flower to bottle approach that gives these fine traditional Rioja’s an authenticity and clear sense of purpose. A farmer first and foremost, what makes these wines interesting is the great quality of fruit that comes out of the vineyards. Winemaking is traditional but precise, with a mixture of French and American oak barrels employed, and minimal racking, giving oak flavours that are present but not over-bearing. In treading a nice balance between traditional and modern, the Luberri output is Rioja at its most honest and satisfying.
Colour Range:
White, Red
Number of Wines:
5 wines
Price Range:
£50.00 - £145.00