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Valenciso Rioja Rosé 2019

R250.00 inc. VAT
Produced with Tempranillo and aged with lees for nine months, the bright pink 2019 shows high ripeness and quite a full body for a rose. It has notes of ripe strawberries and a: twist with a round palate that reveals ripe flavors, finishing dry and with a bitter touch. 4,000 bottles produced. This is the first time I've tasted this rose, but it's not the first year they've produced it. bottles were filled in July 2020.

Valenciso Rioja White 2019

R350.00 inc. VAT
Yields were down a third in 2019 because of the heat, but this organic cuvée of Viura with 30% Garnacha Blanca doesn't taste over-concentrated. Subtle and aromatic with fermentation and ageing in (15% new) Russian oak it's a wine that needs time to exert its charms, with jasmine aromas and subtle baking spice and orange zest flavours.

Valenciso Rioja Red 2014

R395.00 inc. VAT
Cooler vintages like 2014 are ideally suited to the Valenciso style, which always has one eye on longevity and bottle age. This refined Tempranillo comes from vineyards in Briones, Haro, Ollauri, Rodezno and Villalba and has an appealing combination of structure, depth and minerality with fine 20% new oak integration and layers of bramble, raspberry and black cherry fruit.

Valenciso Rioja Reserva 10 Años Después 2010

R595.00 inc. VAT
"A wine that is released 10 years after the harvest, the 2010 10 Años Después (10 years after!) was kept in concrete and barrel for a long time, 4.5 and 5.5 years, respectively. It combines the texture and mouthfeel from traditional Rioja with the cleanliness and precision of the more modern examples. Furthermore, in a vintage like 2010, it combines power and elegance, while still quite young and lively. It has notes of fine woods and smoke with dry flowers, berries and aromatic herbs, quite complex and elegant, insinuating more than in your face. It's medium to full-bodied with great harmony and elegant tannins. It finishes long and dry. It's approachable now but should continue developing nicely in bottle. 4,500 bottles were filled in January 2020." - Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate