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.
Aged for 24 months in American and French oak. The reserva is powerful and mouth-filling with juicy berry fruit flavours and hints of toasted oak. Received 93pts from Tim Atkin in his Rioja 2017 Special Report and 91pts from S. Tanzer in Vinous.
Meet the Producer: Pablo De Simón, Valserrano
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Villabuena vineyards, all close to the winery, supply the grapes for the Simón family's stylish Reserva, which has managed to preserve a noteworthy degree of freshness in the heat of 2015. Combining ageing in French and American wood, it's an elegant, savoury cuvée of Tempranillo and 10% Graciano with savoury tannins and fine, graceful, red berry and fresh herb notes. 2022-30- 93 pts Tim Atkin MW