Valdelacierva Grano a Grano 2015, a newborn handcrafted wine destemmed grape by grape, the latest wine from the Hispanobodegas Group.
- A unique estate: “La Botija” with only one variety -Tempranillo- producing 1331 bottles.
- In keeping with the winery group’s new business approach, the Rioja winery launches a special edition: Valdelacierva Grano a Grano.
La Rioja, 27th March.-The Valdelacierva Winery, part of the Hispanobodegas Group, announces the launch of its most special wine: Valdelacierva Grano a Grano 2016. An edition of 1331 bottles from a single estate: “La Botija” situated in Baños de Ebro and with a single variety of grape: Tempranillo. The new business policy, which the Hispanobodegas Winery Group embarked upon a few years ago, has a binary goal involving two lines of business: the first, responding to the expectations of consumers looking for uncomplicated, easy to drink wines; and the second, a more special line, featuring wines that are born from the terroir, with microvinifications in large barrels differentiated by estate and an ageing process in French oak. In this way, only small-scale productions, which the land produces with each vintage, come onto the market. This is how Valdelacierva Grano a Grano (or grain by grain) is born; in essence it emerges from the “La Botija” estate with its own unique characteristics -a harvesting process that begins out in the estate, destemming grape by grape and grain by grain in the winery- and eventually grows into a wine.
With a very attractive dense cherry red colour, it has an intense nose of red and black fruits with milky undertones and a subtle spicy touch, characteristic of a good mature tempranillo with cocoa and toffees. A very complex wine on account of its ageing in large French oak barrels, powerful and velvety on the palate with an agreeable and inviting persistence.
It bears the simplest of labels featuring only the brand without any other distracting elements. In fact, it is the sense of touch which is the main protagonist here, playing an excellent role that in a special way portrays the sense of touching the land and all the primary elements involved in the process of creating this special vintage.
The recommended retail price is 34 euros and it is presented in 75 cl. and Magnum bottles (only 200 units).
About the winery
The history of Valdelacierva is the result of the work of a young team with experience in making quality wines with a clear goal: to produce wines with personality from the terroir that defines the unique character of Valdelacierva wines.
Founded in 1988, it is part of the Hispanobodegas Group which has a presence in Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rueda. Valdelacierva is located in the heart of the Rioja Alta (Navarrete) and has more than 125 hectares of vineyards, which are divided into small plots with vines that range between 25-130 years old. The winery has a young, dynamic team who look to creating wines with the unmistakable stamp of this special terroir and the quality of the tempranillo taking centre stage. The wines come from selected vineyards in the localities of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Briones, Baños de Ebro and Yécora.