Finca Valpiedra follows the classic Bordeaux style, with a single vineyard and two only wines elaborated exclusively with grapes from the estate. Opened in 1999, it is the only Rioja winery that belongs the Asociación Grandes Pagos de España (Grand Crus Association of Spain), an exclusive and small group of wineries from all over the national territory of Spain with single vineyards and of their own personality defends the authentic terroirs of the country.
Tasting notes Finca Valpiedra Reserva 2009
Colour: High intensity, cherry red colour with violet rim. Abundant leg, dense and coloured.
Nose: High intensity, with a big complexity and elegance in the aromatic nucleus, the mineral and red & black fruits showing up, incense reminiscences. All this goes together with the fine wood notes from the French oak tree, as vanilla, cedar, mild tobacco and spices.
Palate: In the initial phase in mouth, it shows an excellent smoothness and volume, developing a delicate tannic structure which makes it tasty and savoury. The freshness from the Graciano makes it more balanced concerning the alcohol, showing a very long aftertaste and a pleasant final. The aftertaste comes with spicy, fruity and wood notes.
Food Pairing: Semi-matured cheeses. Stewed red meats, roast lamb and game dishes ( roe deer). Strong stews or black beans with pork.