“Exciting and diverse” is how wine critic Tim Atkin MW has described the 1,200-plus D.O.Ca. Rioja wines he tasted for his latest “Rioja Report”. For Bodegas Beronia, this sixth edition of the British critic’s highly regarded rating of the wines of this Designation of Origin is historic in that 11 of its wines have been awarded 90 points or more. This success validates Bodegas Beronia’s philosophy of making unique wines that retain the essence of Rioja.
The most notable scores are the 94 points awarded to Beronia III. A.C., a signature wine made from tempranillo grapes grown on vines more than 70 years old; Beronia 198 Barricas 2012, an exclusive Reserva with a powerful character, and Beronia Gran Reserva 2012, an ambassador of the Designation of Origin’s traditional style.
These historic results have been boosted by 93 points awarded to Beronia Reserva 2016, Beronia Viejas 2017 and Alegra de Beronia 2019 and 92 and 91 points achieved by Beronia Mazuelo Reserva 2016 and Beronia Edición Limitada 2016 respectively. Completing the collection of prizes, Beronia Crianza 2017, Beronia Tempranillo Elaboración Especial 2019 and Beronia Graciano 2017 were each awarded 90 points.