Valenciso - 2015 Rioja Reserva

2015 Rioja Reserva

Variety
Tempranillo
Region
Rioja, Spain
Volume
750ml

Complex; powerful yet graceful. All of the fallen cherries amidst the earth. Saddled with savoury and spice. Keep this one in the cellar. The Rioja Reserva is their most recognisable wine, it really summates the ethos of the estate. Sourced from a multitude of plots around Haro, farmed and selected meticulously, with the youngest vine planted over 60 years ago. The wine is fermented in concrete then aged in French oak allowing their glorious old-vine fruit to shine. Luis Valentín and Carmen ...Read More...

Complex; powerful yet graceful. All of the fallen cherries amidst the earth. Saddled with savoury and spice. Keep this one in the cellar. The Rioja Reserva is their most recognisable wine, it really summates the ethos of the estate. Sourced from a multitude of plots around Haro, farmed and selected meticulously, with the youngest vine planted over 60 years ago. The wine is fermented in concrete then aged in French oak allowing their glorious old-vine fruit to shine.

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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