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Characteristics of Conde de Valdemar Fermentado en Barrica Blanco
Conde de Valdemar is a distinguished white wine from DO Rioja, made by Bodegas Valdemar. This winery is a leader in the production of Rioja wine, its career was recognized by Wine&SpiritS, placing it among the top five wineries in Rioja in the last 25 years.
In this sense, Conde de Valdemar 2013 is an expression of the quality of the winery and belongs to the innovative and distinguished nature of Bodegas Valdemar since 1987, when it first produced a white wine fermented in barrel.
This wine is a varietal Viura. The vineyards, planted in 1975, comes from the Finca Alto Cantabria, located in Rioja Alta.
The climate of the region is continental with Mediterranean influence and extreme temperatures. The development of Conde de Valdemar begins during the first week of October. It is then macerated for 24 hours at low temperature. Finally, fermentation and aging occurs in French oak barrels.
This fantastic wine has been ready to drink since being bottled in February 2014. The 2011 vintage of Conde de Valdemar was selected as the best 2012Spanish White by the prestigious American magazine, The Wine Spectator.
Serve at 12ºC
Pasta with fish sauce, Grilled white fish, Fish rices, White fish in sauce, Pâté, Aperitif
Tasting notes Conde de Valdemar Fermentado en Barrica Blanco
SightYellow with green hues, clean and bright.NoseIntense fruity flavour (apple, peach) and white flowers, well assembled with spicy notes provided by the barrel.TasteFresh, creamy tones with light acidity. A full, long and persistent aftertaste.
SightNice pale golden colour with light greenish reflections. Clean and bright.NoseClean nasal aromas with a medium intensity, with notes of white and yellow stone fruit (peach, apricot, pear), some citrus nuances, floral notes, light spicy aromas and milky hints. All of them are wrapped by its refined toasted aromas.TasteIn the palate, this wine is fresh, dry, balanced and very mellow. Unctuous and fruity, structured mid palate marked by a very well defined acidity and refined tannins provided during its ageing in French oak barrels. Some citrus nuances are felt in the aftertaste and toasted notes are noticed at retro-olfaction.
SightPresents a pale yellow with greenish iridescence.NoseIntense varietal fruit aroma, a mixture of tropical fruit with ripe apple.TasteIts passage through the mouth is round, bulky, greasy and with a long touch.
La Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.
Bodegas Valdemar is a family company whose origins date back to 1889. Jesus Martinez Bujanda, who owns it, began construction in 1982. Its modern facilities and innovative methods in the preparation of their wines were from the beginning its identity. Bodegas Valdemar has become the standard in the Rioja wines, blending the expertise of a long winemaking tradition with the continuous record in research to achieve always the highest quality.