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Valduero Reserva 2011

$45
  • Description
  • Tasting Notes
  • Winery
    • Vintage: 2011
    • Appellation: D.O. Ribera del Duero
    • Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
    • Aging period: 30 months in oak barrels and 18 months in bottle
    • Oak: French and American oak
  • Valduero is a family winery and was one of the first to be founded in the D.O. Ribera del Duero. It was created by Gregorio García Álvarez in the small village of Gumiel de Mercado, which is located 16km to the northeast of Aranda de Duero, right in the heart of Ribera del Duero, in the province of Burgos. At that time, there were only about half a dozen wineries in the region and despite its long tradition of winemaking and the reputation among connoisseurs for the quality of its wines, it was largely unknown to the general public.

    The Consejo Regulador of D.O.Ribera del Duero was created at about the same time.

    Yolanda García Viadero, daughter of the founder and a trained agronomist, discovered at that time the traditional viticulture of the region and also the Tinto Fino variety that is a product of its vines. She describes this grape as being “exceptional and unique in Spain, with a strong sense of terroir in its character, which gives structure and acidity to the wines, putting them on the same level as the best wines in the world”.

    This is the fundamental concept behind the philosophy of Valduero, which nowadays has become the standard practice of the winery.

    Yolanda is convinced that great grapes need time and care in their development and to show their best.  She considers absolutely necessary the time spent aging both in the barrel and in the bottle, taking care of the smallest details that respect all that comes from such special vines.