Valenciso is the elegant expression of the Tempranillo from Rioja Alta. Grapes are being sourced from 20 vineyards, all of them not bigger than 3 ha. Carefully controlled management under the Sustainable Viticulture practices allows having yields of 5,120 kgs per hectare. 100% Handpicked harvest. Each of the parcels will have a different picking time, 2009 started the 30th of September, an early harvest in order to preserve the acidity level of our grapes. Grapes are destemmed, untouched berries are fermented in concrete tanks. This material reduces extraction and allows a better wine stability.
After 17 months in medium toast, Frech oak barrels, Valenciso Reserva settled for one year in the concrete tanks before bottling. Bottling took place in winter 2014.
Elegant, classy, a wine without regret in the mouth, wrap it up due to its aromatic volume. Subtle, but at the same time, with the strength to age very well for a long time. Good length, persistent, balanced and full of nuances: A wine that grows in the glass. Great wine with elegant presentation has the specialized press accolades and recognitions, with consistency year on year. Valenciso ensures the constant level of quality each vintage to gain wine connoisseurs confidence.
Robert Parker’s 91 points.