Bodegas Franco Españolas



Rioja Bordón Gran Reserva: the last three vintages over 90

92 Points Wine Spectator for Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva 2007 The continuous quality and the meticulous wine production give a great rating over 90 points to Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva In La Rioja, December 5th, 2016.- The quality of Bodegas Franco-Españolas wines have been awarded by the press one more time. This time Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva 2007 has been awarded with 92 Points by the well-known Wine Spectator Magazine. The last three vintages of this wine (2007, 2006 and 2005) have been rated over 90 Points. Rioja Bordon Gran Reserva is true to its style, belonging to the top wines which always like and are always a good choice….

Borja Eguizabal en Bodegas Franco Españolas

New management team at Bodegas Franco Españolas

Borja Eguizábal, third generation of winemakers, new Director General of the winery. The incorporation of a new management team is key to setting new challenges and objectives. Logroño, September 2016.- Bodegas Franco Españolas, one of the centenary wineries of the Rioja Designation of Origin and owner of the wine brands Rioja Bordón and Diamante, has reorganised its senior management team with the incorporation to the board of a third- generation winemaker: Borja Eguizábal. “Borja’s incorporation will provide us with a new strategic vision within the Company and initiate different challenges and objectives that will allow us to maintain our line of growth and strengthen the position of our core labels”,…


Talla de Diamante

Talla de Diamante GRAPE VARIETIES Chardonnay and Viura ELABORACIÓN Surprising you in special moments and places is basically the goal of Talla de Diamante wine. The grape varieties are the special feature, a blending of Viura and Chardonnay. Historically, white wines in La Rioja area and particularly in our winery, have been made with the Riojan grape called ‘Viura’. However, new grape varieties have been approved by the Rioja Appellation, allowing us to reach new ‘coupages’ and wine projects, which give us the opportunity to transmit new feelings to the consumer. Talla de Diamante is coming from a selection of plots, where Viura vines are older than 30 years old….


“Talla de Diamante” the newcomer from Bodegas Franco Españolas

Talla de Diamante aims to satisfy and surprise regular Diamante customers at other times and in other situations Talla de Diamante is semi-sweet, yes; but different. La Rioja, June 2016.- Bodegas Franco Españolas has launched a new white wine “Talla de Diamante 2015”. With this new label, the winery aims at expanding the family of its mythical semi-sweet white wine “Diamante”. TALLA de Diamante is semi-sweet, yes; but different. Its uniqueness derives from its component grape varieties, Viura and Chardonnay, and the fact that it is a young wine. This new wine aims to satisfy and surprise regular Diamante customers but at different times and in different situations, and in…

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Gold and Silver Medals for the wines of Bodegas Franco Españolas at the Concours Mundial de Bruxelles

Rioja Bordón Gran Reserva 2007 Gold Medal and RB Selección 2012 Silver Medal. Over 8700 wines tasted by 320 international experts. La Rioja, 9th May 2016. – Once again the quality of the wines of Bodegas Franco-Españolas has been honoured, on this occasion, at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles which took place from 29th April -1st May. Two very different styles of wine from the same winery were awarded medals: “Rioja Bordón Gran Reserva 2007” Gold Medal and “RB Selección 2012” Silver Medal. These latest awards are added to the wide and varied list of national and international successes attained by both wines. The competition took place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria,…


125 years as a Rioja wine reference in the world

La Rioja (Spain), July 2015 .- Bodegas Franco-Españolas ( is celebrating its 125 th Anniversay. From it founding date, back in 1890, until today, this prestigious Riojan winery has witnessed several important mile stones in the history of the D.O.Ca. Rioja wine appellation, of Spain and of the world. As a matter of fact, its name that translates as French Spanish Wineries, reflects the union of the 2 of the best lands to produce wines: France and Spain. The winery’s founding was the indirect result of one of the worst mishaps in the history of French winemaking, philoxera. From France, they chose the Rioja land in order to produce its…

Bordón 125 años

Bordón 125, Bodegas Franco Españolas’s most historic wine

Bordón 125, Bodegas Franco Españolas’s most historic wine Bodegas Franco-Españolas has released a limited and numbered edition of its most historic wine to celebrate its 125 Anniversary: “Bordón 125”. A 2009 Reserva specially selected for this celebration that pays tribute to one of the winery’s great labels and bears testimony to its history: Rioja Bordón. A wine that Bodegas Franco-Españolas has been producing since 1891, a year after the inauguration of the winery. Bordón 125 Reserva bears an elegant label, displaying details of the wine and a picture of the pilgrim with his «Bordón» (staff) and the centenary shield of the winery. This is a limited edition of 6000 numbered…

San Sebastian Gastronomika

RB Rioja Bordón Selección 2012 represents Rioja

RB Rioja Bordón Selección 2012 represents Rioja in the Summun Section at the San Sebastian Gastronomika Congress Summun is the most exclusive gastronomic area of the Congress. The only Rioja on display at the exhibit. Logroño, October 2015. – Given the successes of the initiative in previous editions of the San Sebastian Gastronomika Congress and the favourable impression it left on exhibitors and visitors alike, the organisation presents the main Spanish Designations of Origin by featuring one sole winery from each DO. On this occasion, Bodegas Franco Españolas are representing La Rioja in the Summun section of the 2015 Congress with their wine: RB Rioja Bordón Selección 2012. From October…


Familia Eguizábal – Limited Edition

FAMILIA EGUIZÁBAL – LIMITED EDITION As a tribute to all those who have formed part and today form part of the winery we present this wine, which defines the spirit of our winery: simple on the outside but full of personality on the inside. VARIETIES Tempranillo y Garnacha. AGEING Reserva 2009 WINEMAKING PROCESS Very carefully selected grapes, picked from old vines located on calcareous clay soils mainly in Rioja Alta and to a lesser extent in Rioja Alavesa. Traditional processing methods with a lengthy maceration period. The wine is aged for 25 months in American oak barrels as well as French oak barrels, in honour of the French founding partner…

Certificado Excelencia para Bodegas Franco-Españoals

Excelencia 2015 “Tripadvisor” a Franco Españolas

Bodegas Franco-Españolas ha conseguido el Certificado de Excelencia 2015 de Tripadvisor por la calidad, cantidad y frescura de las opiniones de sus visitantes. El trabajo bien hecho y constante de la bodega se ve valorado por la mayor web de viajes del mundo que acaba de anunciar sus “Certificados de Excelencia”. La originalidad de las propuestas enoturísticas de la bodega así como la experiencia de los visitantes con sus vinos han hecho que una vez más, Bodegas Franco-Españolas sea un referente y un lugar para visitar y perderse cuando se visita La Rioja. La próxima acción que podrán valorar los visitantes a la bodega será su “cine de verano” que…

Graciela Semi Dulce

Graciela white – Reserva semi-sweet

GRACIELA GRAPES Viura and Malvasía WINEMAKING PROCESS Grapes are harvested when they reach their optimum ripening point. Once at the winery the must is extracted. The fermentation process is later stopped at sugar levels that give this wine its characteristic semi-sweet flavour. Ageing takes place in medium-toasted American oak for 15 months and for the remainder of the process the wine is bottle-aged. BUY ONLINE IN VINOGALERIA TASTING White wine with brillant straw-yellow hues. Intense and complex bouquet with notes of aromatic herbs, especially mint and fennel, together with nuances of apple, aniseed and american white oak. Well balanced, oily and tasty on the palate with an excellent long finish. FOOD…

Cine de Verano: Producciones Franco-Españolas

Este verano estrenamos nuestro Cine de Verano y fue todo un éxito.. ¡¡Gracias a todos los que lo hicistéis posible!! ¿quieres ver todas las fotos?  Qué fácil es encontrar un motivo para acercarse al cine, qué cómodo ser un iluso. No son nuevas las proyecciones al aire “libre”, cada vez más en diferentes ciudades y como alternativa a las tórridas noches de verano, se aprovecha el ocaso para dar paso a la luz, a la vibrante seducción que las imágenes en movimiento nos provocan. En esta ocasión, y en homenaje a la bendita plaga de la filoxera que unió de manera irreversible a  Burdeos con La Rioja y que provocó el nacimiento hace 125 años…