Valenciso Tempranillo Reserva Rioja 2007 75cl
Valenciso Tempranillo Reserva Rioja 2007 75cl
Price: £108.00

6 Bottles per case

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Type of Wine Red
Wine Subtype Cask-aged red.
Grape Variety Tempranillo.
Soil Clay and chalk.
Harvest Picked by hand, followed by manual selection at the winery.
Vinification Macerated for three weeks.
Ageing Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, which are replaced every three years.
Tasting Notes
93 POINTS "Valenciso seems to be quite good at, producing classically proportioned wines" from Luis Gutierrez in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
"Fine Wine of the Year" UK Sommeliers Awards 2014.
It has a deep garnet colour. A fresh wine with good balance and sweet tannins, with a deep smooth lingering finish. Very elegant and classically structured.
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Alcohol 14.5% vol.
Food Roasts, casseroles and meat dishes with sauces.
Our Comments
Another great wine from Valenciso when others stuggled with this vintage!
Enjoy this now, or put it away to age and be rewarded in future years.

PARKERS NOTES: The 2007 Valenciso Reserva is pure Tempranillo from argilo-calcareous soils around Haro cropped at 38 hectoliters per hectare, fermented in cement vats with native yeasts, and aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, one third of which are new. 2007 was a cold, wet, Atlantic and difficult vintage, where the date of the harvest made a big difference. At Valenciso they started on October 14 and the wine is quite tight at the moment, with subtle and elegant notes of red and black fruit, cedar wood, nutmeg and vanilla. The characteristic that strikes me as more important here is the balance, something that Valenciso seems to be quite good at, producing classically proportioned wines with the right amount of extraction, acidity and wood. It should age very well. This wine represents the bulk of the 100,000 bottles produced by the winery. Drink 2014-2022.

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