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Characteristics of Valdelana Malvasía
Valdelana Malvasía is a white wine from the D.O La Rioja produced by the winery Valdena. This wine, as its name suggests, is a monovarietal from the grape Malvasía.
The grapes from which Valdelana Malvasía is born originates from nearly 150 hectares of vines located in Elciego and nearby lands that are owned by the winery.
The winery is located in the subzone of the La Rioja Alavesa, situated between the river Ebro and Sierra Cantabria. The soil is mainly calcareous-clay, the micro-climate is optimum for cultivating vines and are south facing.
The harvest for Valdelana Malvasía is completed at the beginning of October and the grapes are transported with haste to the winery.
Firstly, the grapes are fermented at 14ºC, the wine-making processes are performed following traditional methods.
Valdelana is a family run winery and started working in this sector in the 19th century, over the years it has amassed a large amount of experience in the wine world. The winery is now led by the third generation of the family; it is also worth visiting: there is a museum and sites that date back to the 16th century.
Valdelana Malvasía 2017 is a light and aromatic white wine. This vintage shows all its aromatic potential, with ripe white fruit and marked floral notes. In the mouth, it is pleasant, honest and with a long and fresh finish.
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.
Attractive yellow with greenish tones.
Floral notes and intense undertones of tropical fruit.
Fresh and fleshly, very enjoyable. Long finish.
Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja
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