Tasting notes: BODEGAS FRANCO-SPANISH – BORDÓN CRIANZA
- View: Red cherry and touches of ruby.
- Nose: Expresses marked notes of red fruits with touches of licorice and smoked.
- Mouth: It is clean, tasty, friendly and balanced. With a long finish, fruity and spicy.
Bodegas Franco-Españolas born in 1890 as the union between France and Spain on a peak in la Rioja, when the French came to the region trying to replace their vineyards devastated by the disease of phylloxera. It was the origin of the “fine wines of Rioja”.
All this led to Frederick Anglade Saurat, natural Bordeaux, to found in 1890 Bodegas Franco-Españolas. The first harvest, a year later, gives as a result the wines icon wine cellar: Diamond and Style of Burgundy. This came to be called Rioja Bordón in the years 50, and in 2017 was redesigned as a Staff.
In 1920, fifteen years after the death of Anglade, the French sell their shares and the winery happens to be totally Spanish. The King Alfonso XIII to visit the winery in 1903 and in 1925. Ernest Hemingway will 1956.
The end of the Dry Law in the USA in 1933 and the emergence of the Regulatory Council in 1953 give a boost to exports of Rioja wines. Franco-Spanish has a presence in major european cities, in addition, in Caracas, Buenos Aires, Havana and New York. 1964 it's an excellent harvest, perhaps the best of the century.
In 1984, the entrepreneur Marcos Eguizábal (1919 – 2009) buy Bodegas Franco-Españolas, and in 1990 it is celebrated the first centenary of the Winery. In 2012 it renews the image of the wines Diamante and Rioja Bordon, and in 2013 the warehouse receives the award for ‘The Best of’ Wine Tourism in the category of Innovative Experiences.
In 2015 the winery celebrates its 125 anniversary and in 2016, Borja Eguizábal assumes the direction, giving way to the third generation of the family Eguizábal, as owners of the winery. In 2017 occurs the relaunch of Rioja Bordón, that happens to be a Staff, with a new concept: “Unabashedly classic”.
Its privileged location, on the banks of the river Ebro, has made Bodegas Franco-Españolas witness of the history of Logroño. In the hands of the Family Eguizábal from 1984, is currently immersed in new projects and is a leader in the supply of leisure and culture of The Rioja with their varied proposals for wine tourism.