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Rioja Crianza 2012, Valserrano

This long established family Bodega lies in the best part of Rioja, on the limestone ridges of the Alavesa region. They only use fruit only 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.

A well structured red with ripe black fruit flavours and hint of oak. Well balanced and good length.

Spanish red wine from Rioja Alavesa Spain, made with Tempranillo and Mazuelo.

Rioja Crianza 2012, Valserrano
9 in stock
£13.50 £10.95

About the producer: Valserrano – Bodegas de la Marquesa

Valserrano is a long established family Bodega that lies in the best part of the region, on the limestone ridges of the Alavesa area in the Rioja Alta near Haro. It is based on the same principal as a good French Chateau which is to use fruit only from their own vineyards, set rigorous standards in the cellars and, following fermentation in stainless steel, they age the wine in oak part of which is renewed each year. The wines have elegance and pungency combined with the soft spicy allure that only well made Tempranillo can offer. They are very good indeed and have received really high score from renown wine critics. View our selection.

Vineyard & Winemaking

Valserrano estate lies on 65 hectares of vineyards that belong to the family. The domain is planted with 80% of Tempranillo, the basis of any good Rioja wine and Mazuelo, Garnacha, Graciano and Viura.
The family recently planted a vineyard with Maturana red and another with Chardonnay to see how these minority varieties perform in the Rioja Alavesa. Once fermented, their wine mature in underground natural cellars over 200 years’ old.

Valserrano’s Cuvées

All their cuvées have received great revue and usually receive over 90 points from world renown wine critics including Stephen Tanzer and Robert Parker. All their cuvée are under the Rioja DO and includes 2 whites; Rioja Blanco and Gran Reserva, and 6 reds; Rioja Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva, Graciano, Finca Monteviejo and Nico.

 

 

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