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Valserrano Crianza

Valserrano Crianza
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Valserrano Crianza
Red wine Crianza. 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Mazuela,  Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Red wine Crianza. 18 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Mazuela,  Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%

Characteristics of Valserrano Crianza

Valserrano Crianza is a red wine from the Rioja prepared by Viñedos y Bodegas de la Marquesa, a winery that was established during the second half of the nineteenth century by D. Francisco Javier Solano y Eulate, owner of a large expanse of vineyards in Villabuena. Currently, the winery is run by its fourth and fifth generation.

The climate in Rioja Alavesa is Mediterranean with a strong influence from the Cantabrian Sea. The temperatures are softened by the Sierra de Cantabria, which acts as a natural barrier against the cold north winds. This wine is a blend of Tempranillo (90%) and Mazuelo (10%) from 65 hectares of family vineyards with vines with an average age of 25 years. As for processing, after a cold maceration, fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Each variety is vinified separately. Finally, Valserrano Crianza spends 18 months in barrels of American and French oak.

Serve at 17.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Stews, Sheep cheese, Game animals, Rice with meat, Blue fish, Grilled red meats, Roasts, Risottos

Tasting notes Valserrano Crianza

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.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
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

Cherry red colour with a high layer. Very clean and bright.

Nose

The nose is intense. Aromas of ripe red fruits appear along with lactic aromas, ripe plums, green tea, hazelnuts, walnuts, nutmeg and pepper. Memories of tobacco.

Taste

On the palate, this wine is juicy and fresh. There are strong and well integrated tannins. Good acidity. Notes of red fruits. Long finish.

Sight Cherry red colour with a visual medium-high intensity. Nose Intense nose in a still glass, in which lactic and ripe red fruit aromas stand out. Immediately after moving the glass, primary aromas are mixed with aromas of the ageing and the fermentation. Reminiscences of ripe plums, fresh figs, hazelnuts, green tea and toasted hints. Taste Intense and fruity attack. Tasty mid-palate with very tamed and well-integrated tannins, and a great acidity which shows the greatness of the vintage.
Sight The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version.
Sight Ruby red colour with violet trims. Medium-high robe with good intensity. Clean and bright. Good tears. Nose Intense aromas in which ripe red fruits appear along with good notes of toasted, touches of creamy and subtle hints of balsamic and cocoa. Taste Smooth attack that, little by little, grows in intensity and power. Creamy, silky, warm and tasty mid palate where the notes of toasted and fruits have a good presence. Ripe tannins, with balanced acidity. Slightly mineral and long finish. A round and elegant wine.
Sight Ruby red medium, with violet trim little evolution.
Nose Intense and elegant aromas of red fruits (raspberries, strawberries) with touches of citrus (orange peel). Memories of toasted wood and funds.
Taste Powerful in the attack, reminiscent of red fruits and toasted tones appearing in the nose. Powerful but velvety tannins. Long, smooth and elegant.
Sight Layer of ruby red medium-high, barely alive and without evolution.
Nose Intense, black fruit, nuances to pitch. Moving the cup appear lactic memories, vanilla, dried fruit and a Orejón. Taste Tasty and unctuous in the attack, in step mouth shows soft tannins and sweet memories to appear again at black fruit, leaving a long aftertaste in memory, with a slightly mineral.

Ratings

  • Atkin 91
  • Peñin 90
  • Parker 91
  • Decántalo 89
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 88
  • Winespectator 90
  • Decántalo 89
  • Parker 89
  • Peñin 88
  • Decántalo 90
  • Peñin 88
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 88
  • Decántalo 92
  • Peñin 89

Prizes

Decanter WWA 2013, Bronze Medal

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

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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