Sierra de Tolono

Sierra de Tolono is a member of an exciting but small cadre of new Rioja producers who are driving towards fresher, more terroir focused wines that place their emphasis on the vineyards rather than on the length of time any particular wine spends in a barrel. Run and owned by the indomitable Sandra Bravo, Sierra de Tolono produces incredibly elegant wines from old plots dotted around the cold, high altitude lands around the town of Rivas de Tereso, in Rioja Alavesa. Her single vineyard offerings show the sort of detail and complexity that old vineyards in these parts can produce but she’s also making some of the best value, quaff-able but serious, Rioja getting around.  ALIMENTARIA