Earn Decántalo points when you place an order that you can exchange for gift wines.
Characteristics of La Vallada
La Vallada is a red wine with D.O. Arlanza, produced by Olivier Riviere.
Olivier Riviere is a renown French oenologist that arrive at Logroño to work with Telmo Rodríguez in his project in La Rioja. He already had a long career, he studies in Bordeaux and worked in wineries of the area. The he went to Burgundy to work with Domaine Leroy, one of the most important wineries in the region that cultivated biodynamically.
Until 2012, Olivier Riviere bought all the grapes from the winegrowers of the area. In this same year, he acquired two small plots in Rioja Alavesa, located at around 500 metres of altitude. They have 1.5 hectares and are planted with vines that are over 90 years old.
Currently, Olivier Riviere produces wines La Rioja, Navarra y Arlanza, managing to transmit, with honesty, all the features of the terroir, with al the expression and authenticity of the variety.
La Vallada is a wine made from Tempranillo from organic vineyards owned by the winery in Covarrubias (Burgos), at almost 1000 metres of altitude, planted on soils comprised of gravel (cascajos), boulders and silica. The ages of the vines range from 50 to 100 years.
The grapes are manually harvested and placed small boxes. Each plot if vinified individually, fermenting with native yeasts in small deposits with a capacity of 1000 and 1500 litres. Once they are pressed, they fill the 225 and 500-litre French oak barrels, where the ageing will take place for 12 months.
La Vallada is an intense, fresh and long wine. Ripe red and black fruit stand out on the nose. In the mouth, it is direct and elegant. A full-bodied but easy-to-drink wine.
Serve at 16ºC
Roasted chicken, Grilled chicken, Grilled red meats, Cold meat
Oficially recognised in 2007, the D.O. Arlanza is one of the latest DOs to be recognised in the autonomous community of Castilla y León, although viticulture in the region dates back to the tenth century. Today, the wines from Arlanza are modern, made predominantly with the region’s star variety, the Tempranillo (or Tinto Fino), where the terrain and climate of the region, as well as the meticulous care in all work carried out, ensures that the wines from Arlanza possess certain characteristics and nuances that distinguish it from the neighbouring Ribera del Duero region.