Red Wine Baigorri Belus 2018

Vegan red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Graciano, Tempranillo and Grenache aged for 14 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, Graciano, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Baigorri
ñ 93 93 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Bodegas Baigorri, the wine Baigorri Belus is one of the bottlings of the Vinos de Autor collection.

Made principally from Graciano, something unusual in La Rioja, this Spanish red wine is complemented with some Tempranillo and Grenache.

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

After that, this red wine from La Rioja was transferred into French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation. Then this vegan wine was aged for a period of 14 months.

Finally, the wine Baigorri Belus 2018 was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Before hitting the market, it was kept in the cellar for some months.

Decant this Crianza red wine 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The wine Baigorri Belus is medium ruby with violet tinges.


Loads of blueberries, blackberries and redcurrants. After some aeration, this blend of Graciano, Tempranillo and Grenache suggests well-defined aromas of black olives alongside a creamy and spicy background.


The palate of this red wine from Bodegas Baigorri is elegant and intense. Good balance between the tannins and the acidity, with a spicy and balsamic note underscoring ripe red fruit and wild berries. Long finish with a floral and forest floor note.

Our personal opinion

Not your ordinary Rioja, the wine Baigorri Belus 2018 will entice connoisseurs and adventurous drinkers.


Baigorri Belus 2017:

Enterwine 93. Tim Atkin 92.

Baigorri Belus 2016:

Enterwine 92. 

Baigorri Belus 2015:

Enterwine 94. J.Suckling 91.

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 2018
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Vegan Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides J. Suckling 91.
Percentage of variety Graciano 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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