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Valenciso 2014

Valenciso

2014
Rioja (Spain)
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Valenciso is a very fine wine and a reliable Rioja, which satisfies both classic palates and those w...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Valenciso 2014

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2014

Review

Valenciso is a very fine wine and a reliable Rioja, which satisfies both classic palates and those who like their wines more modern in style. Its excellent balance between fruit and oak is one of its greatest merits, which is maintained vintage after vintage. They are famous at Valenciso for doing things well, for being consistent and meticulous, and confirmation of this comes simply by opening one of their bottles.

It's made exclusively from Tempranillo variety grapes, from single vineyards in Ollauri, Briones, Rodezno, Haro and Villalba, cultivated via sustainable viticulture on calcareous-clay soils, in northern Rioja Alta, benefitting from the Atlantic influence typically found in that part. After harvesting by hand, the destalked but whole grapes ferment and macerate in concrete tanks; afterwards, a third of the wine matures in light and medium toast French oak barrels for 19 months. Finally, it's racked again to a concrete container for settling and stabilising naturally for 12 months before being bottled.

Once uncorked, Valenciso releases energy, life, plenty of fruit and reveals its fine ageing. It's elegant, expressive, intense and harmonious. It's complex too, with a wide variety of fruit notes (cherries, raspberries, plums, blackberries), hints of crystallised fruit, lactic notes, earthy touches, subtle suggestions of leather... with none of these aromas being especially dominant, so that its true character emanates from the blend as a whole, a wonderful rich scent, becoming ever more harmonious the longer it spends in the glass. On the palate it's very juicy, powerful and sinewy but with pleasant tannins, and it has a dry spicy undertone and lovely viscosity which exemplify its unmistakable Rioja character. Very easy to drink, juicy, most pleasurable... A wine that blossoms in the glass and looks forward to a long life ahead. Always worth having a few bottles in store. Try one and you'll want some more!

Food pairing

Rice dishes / Meat casseroles / To enjoy on its own / Oxtail / Cannelloni / Duck confit / Oven-cooked meats / Chicken with raisins and plums

Vineyard

  • Soil:Calcareous-clay
  • Climate:Continental with atlantic influence

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood / Cement
  • Ageing period:19 months
  • Type of wood:French oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC
  • Decanting:Decanting is recommended

Customer reviews

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by: Gus (02/09/2019) - Vintage 2012

Sublime

Have re-ordered this wine three times now....really smooth and tasty. A classy wine at a very good price...and 93 Parker Points!

by: Giampaolo (19/12/2019) - Vintage 2012

Certezza

Sono anni che lo compro ed ho sempre la conferma della eleganza e allo stesso tempo della morbidezza e complessità di questo Rioja, fuori dal comune.

by: Massimo (30/10/2019) - Vintage 2012

buono ma basico

buon prodotto, buon sapore, ma basico nelle sue essenze e nella sua struttura. un prodotto da tavola per tutti i giorni

by: Massimo (02/10/2019) - Vintage 2012

Una piacevolissima sorpresa

Tra i vari Tempranillo in purezza questo Valenciso 2012 mi ha veramente sorpreso per la freschezza del frutto a distanza di diversi anni. Una ciliegia e una mora nette e distente veramente piacevoli. Molto buona anche la persistenza retrogustativa

by: Luisma (13/08/2019) - Vintage 2012

Una de las mejores relaciones Calidad-precio

Excelente opcion dentro del rango "baratito" pero de una gran calidad. Totalmente recomendable Excellent price-quality ratio. Within "cheap" options, but really great wine. Absolutely recommendable.

Compañía Bodeguera de Valenciso

Compañía Bodeguera de Valenciso

Luis Valentín and Carmen Enciso combined their efforts and their names to bring a dream to fruition. Through hard work, patience, aptitude, strength of purpose and considerable experience in the sector, always within the Rioja denomination, in 1998 they founded the Compañía Bodeguera de Valenciso with the aim of producing an extraordinary Reserva, a wine that unites tradition and modernity. Nowadays they also make a white, but the Valenciso Reserva continues to be the wine...