Ribera del Duero, Burgos, Spain
“Produced in the Azaya La Grande and Las Barridas estates, two high-altitude vineyards (+950 meters above sea level), which give it the characteristics of a unique climate and sandy pebbles terroir.
14 months in oak barrels from 2 different origins; 12 months in bottle.
Limited production. Variety 100% Tempranillo – Valduero clone Vineyard over 20 years old. 3,000 kg/Ha.
Native yeasts provide the character and personality of the terroir. Ruby collared wine. It has a fine and persistent aroma, the result of its stay in toasted oak barrels, where we highlight menthol, liquorice and roasted coffee aromas. On the palate it is a perfectly balanced and combined wine, which conveys a sensation of maturity and power."
Serving temperature: 12-16°C
97 Decanter Points
Best wine in the world in 2019, by Decanter UK
Bodegas Valduero is one of Spain’s most visionary and globally respected wineries. For almost 40 years, this family-owned-and-run estate has been leading the way in Ribera del Duero. One of the first wineries to emerge in Ribera del Duero after the Denominación de Origen (DO) was founded in 1982, Valduero helped shape its early days, and has been producing some of the region’s most iconic wines ever since.
The bodega’s story is one that brings together all the necessary elements for creating a great wine estate: a world- beating terroir and a passionate winemaking family with the artisan philosophy, vision and long-term commitment (and investment) required to turn great fruit into great wine.
The story starts in 1984, when Gregorio García Álvarez, and his two daughters Yolanda and Carolina García Viadero, came together to revive the family tradition of winemaking. Each of the three brought disparate and complementary skills: Gregorio as an industrial engineer, Yolanda an agricultural engineer and Carolina with her degree in Art History and an MBA. Coming together as a team of partners fitting together like pieces of a puzzle, they embark on a long and successful path, accorded today with international awards and great recognition of its wines with several of them among the 10 best in the world.