Casa Juan

Bodegas Casa Juan

Casa Juan is a family-owned and operated bodega in La Guardia, run by Angel Escudero and his family. While the family has been growing vines for years, it wasn’t until 1995 that Angel and his wife Anaceli decided to create a brand and sell it.

The fruit comes from small parcels of Tempranillo all trained en vaso, averaging around 45 years old. They also own vines of Mazuelo in Rioja Baja, which accounts for 15% of the final blend and adds lift and character to the wine. The soils are the typical calcareous clay found in the region, and the vineyards are farmed organically. Harvest is done by hand, and fermentations are spontaneous from wild yeasts in 24,000 liter concrete vats. Daily remontajes introduce plenty of oxygen. Once both fermentations finish, the wines are racked into a combination of old French and American (Pennsylvania) oak barrels.

Image PRODUCT Description

DB8640-16
Señor de Lesmos Crianza
2016
Tempranillo
85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo, aged 14 months in barrel and then rested in concrete vats before bottling.

DB8641-16
Señor de Lesmos Reserva
2014
Tempranillo
85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo, aged 26 months in barrel and then rested in concrete vats before bottling.