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Characteristics of Valenciso Blanco
Valenciso Blanco is a white wine from the D.O. La Rioja, produced by the Valenciso winery. This wine is a blend of two different grape varieties: Viura (70%) and Garnacha Blanca (30%).
The grapes used to produce this wine,, come from vineyards situated in the towns of Villalba, Haro and Ollauri. The vineyards are cultivated using sustainable techniques and home to old vines and clay and calcareous soils. The Region, La Rioja Alta, is home to an Atlantic Climate dominated by warm temperatures.
The harvest is carried out manually, ensuring that the grapes are not broken and that they remain in the best condition possible as to not lose their character. After being transported to the winery, the grapes ferment in oak barrels from the Caucasus. The wine then ages in the same oak barrels for 9 months, before being bottled and placed onto the market. Valenciso Blanco is produced in limited quantities, with only 9,000 bottles produced per vintage.
The Valenciso winery was founded back in 1998, with its name coming about as a blend of the the founders surnames, Luís Valentín and Carmen Enciso. Aided by the agronomist Julián Palacios, the team at the winery, now composed of six people, produces elegant and fine wines, which emphasise the presence of the fruit over the wood.
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.
The Company was born Valenciso Bodeguera of the vintage 98. Only a single red produced per harvest, always reserve with a single brand, Valenciso exclusively from Tempranillo, from old vines aged in new barrels from the best French coopers who renewed by thirds every year. The philosophy is consistent with a principle that does not support high quality levels: A winery, a brand, a wine.