Red Wine Baigorri Belus 2016

Spanish red wine from La Rioja. Mazuelo, Tempranillo and others aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Mazuela, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Baigorri
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

This Spanish red wine is produced in the Rioja Alavesa by the prestigious Baigorri winery.

The most interesting characteristic of Baigorri Belus is that it is made principally from Mazuelo (a.k.a. Carignan), a most uncommon thing for a Rioja red wine. The blend is complemented with Tempranillo and other native grapes from Rioja.

Meticulously harvested and selected, the uncrushed grapes were destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with gentle pump-overs performed through gravity.

After that, this Crianza red wine was transferred into French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation. Then it was aged in new French oak barrels for a period of 8 months.

Finally, Baigorri Belus 2015 was further aged for 24 months in the bottle before its release.

Decant 30 minutes before drinking.

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The wine Baigorri Belus has a crimson coloured body with violet tinges.


Loads of blueberries, blackberries and redcurrants. After some aeration, this red wine from Bodegas Baigorri surprises us with marked black olives aromas alongside a creamy and spiced background.


The palate of this red wine from La Rioja Alavesa is elegant and intense, with a bold passage that is well structured. There is a very good balance between the tannins and the acidity. The aftertaste of this blend of Mazuelo and Tempranillo is long, accompanied by an aftertaste that pushes interesting floral sensations around the palate and nose.

Our personal opinion

Definitely, Baigorri Belus 2015 is not your ordinary Rioja red wine. A wine for connoisseurs and adventurous drinkers.


Baigorri Belus 2014

Enterwine 94. Peñín 93. Tim Atkin 91.

Baigorri Belus 2013:

14 months in barrels. Enterwine 94.

Baigorri Belus 2012:

Peñín 93.

Baigorri Belus 2010:

Enterwine 94.

Baigorri Belus 2008;

Peñín 90.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides J. Suckling 91.
Percentage of variety Mazuela 85%, Tempranillo 10%, Garnacha 5%.
Pairings Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cooked foods, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted lamb ribs, Rosted piglet, Stews
Taste Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
2 Reviews
belus baigorri
This wine is tartier and more focused than the average Rioja. I suppose it is because of the mazuela grape. Anyway, I love this style.
Review by (Posted on 21 August 2018)
Cherry color. Powerful and concentrated. Ripe and textured, with raspberries and damsons. Very long. Lovely.
Review by (Posted on 4 November 2017)
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