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Conde de Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria

Conde de Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria
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Conde de Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria
White wine Barrel fermented.
Variety: Viura
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Valdemar
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
White wine Barrel fermented.
Variety: Viura
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Valdemar
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Conde de Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria

Conde de Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria is a distinguished white wine from D.O.Ca. 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 Finca Alto Cantabria 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 Finca Alto Cantabria 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. The 2011 vintage of Conde de Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria was selected as the best 2012Spanish White by the prestigious American magazine, The Wine Spectator.

Serve at 12ºC
Contains sulphites
Grilled white fish, Fish rices, White fish in sauce, Pâté, Aperitif, Pasta with fish sauce

Tasting notes Conde de Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria

This vintage, rated as "Very Good", was characterized by the hard frost that occurred when the vegetative cycle was beginning in mid-April, and by the subsequent drought. Except for these two weather events, the year passed normally, with the vintage displaying a perfect health status in the last phase of the cycle. The wines of this vintage are characterized by having a somewhat higher average graduation than 2016, with a very good aging capacity and a high percentage of fine and very identifiable wines.
High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
Sight Yellow with green hues, clean and bright. Nose Intense fruity flavour (apple, peach) and white flowers, well assembled with spicy notes provided by the barrel. Taste Fresh, creamy tones with light acidity. A full, long and persistent aftertaste.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
Sight Nice pale golden colour with light greenish reflections. Clean and bright. Nose Clean 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. Taste In 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.
Sight Presents a pale yellow with greenish iridescence. Nose Intense varietal fruit aroma, a mixture of tropical fruit with ripe apple. Taste Its passage through the mouth is round, bulky, greasy and with a long touch.


  • Peñin 90
  • Suckling 90
  • Atkin 95
  • Decántalo 87
  • Parker 89
  • Peñin 87
  • Decántalo 87
  • Peñin 87


Medalla de oro- Premio Baco Cosecha
Mejor vino blanco español - Wine Spectator

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Winery Valdemar

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.

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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.

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