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 renowned wine critics.Valserrano estate lies on 65 hectares of vineyards that belong to the family. The domaine 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. 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 92 points at Decanter’s Affordable Excellence Red Rioja Tasting Panel, November 2022
This Rioja has a powerful nose with layers of black and red fruits, leading to a fruit driven palate with mineral and gentle oaky notes on the finish.
Poultry, Veal, Lamb and Beef
Blend: Tempranillo, Graciano
Closure: Technical cork.
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No