This long established family Bodega lies in the best part of Rioja, on the limestone ridges of the Alavesa region. They only use fruit from their own vineyards and have rigorous standards in the cellars in order to create wines with elegance and pungency combined with the soft spicy allure that only well made Tempranillo can offer. Valserrano is gaining a reputation amongst Rioja’s best, receiving high score from renown wine critics.
Made with 95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo, this Crianza was aged for 16 months in American and French oak.. Aromas of ripe black fruit and hints of oak and cinnamon. Medium to full-bodied with juicy fruits, soft tannins and good length.
Received 91 Pts from both Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate & Tim Atkin
Meet the Producer: Pablo De Simón, Valserrano
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Bodegas de la Marquesa is often described as a traditional producer, but its wines are not old-fashioned in the least. This smooth, floral, textured Crianza combines Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo, aged in French and American wood, and has fresh red berry fruit and notes of forest floor and fresh tobacco. 2020-24- 91 pts Tim Atkin MW