Valenciso - 2012 Rioja Reserva 10 Anos Despues

2012 Rioja Reserva 10 Anos Despues

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Variety
Tempranillo
Region
Rioja, Spain
Volume
750ml

For lovers of old, soulful wine. How it has retained its dark, shimmery, almost ink like colour, is a testament to the fruit’s strength. Silky, savoury, full of dark earth, fire, glacier-like fruit purity, it is a deeply intoxicating wine. One to think over. Two small parcels set amidst the trees, combined into a single 50 hectolitre concrete tank to go to sleep for five years. Then, it’s moved to Caucasian oak, for forty more months. It is only put to bottle after ten long years. Luis Valen...Read More...

For lovers of old, soulful wine. How it has retained its dark, shimmery, almost ink like colour, is a testament to the fruit’s strength. Silky, savoury, full of dark earth, fire, glacier-like fruit purity, it is a deeply intoxicating wine. One to think over. Two small parcels set amidst the trees, combined into a single 50 hectolitre concrete tank to go to sleep for five years. Then, it’s moved to Caucasian oak, for forty more months. It is only put to bottle after ten long years. Luis Valentín and Carmen Enciso (The Valencisco being a portmanteau of their names) are putting Rioja on the map for modern drinkers, through the deeply mesmerising wines they make in Ollauri, Rioja Alta. They began their winemaking journey in 1998, focussing on small, tailored releases that celebrated their sites, and introducing organic viticultural practice across their holdings. Their focus is a kickback to the times in Rioja before the use of heavy oak was ubiquitous, instead using concrete and long resting times to showcase climate, terroir and fruit purity. 

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