The wines Valdelacierva Reserva, from the Spanish winery Bodegas Valdelacierva, have been part of the leading wines on the Rioja 2020 Special Report, written by Tim Atkin, one of the most important journalists in the world.
In their first vintage, these Valdelacierva Reserva already have an extensive list of medals and awards above 90 points, which are the result of a great effort in the winery, a philosophy based on the field and the artisanal production and limited editions.
Furthermore, on the special report, Tim Atkin explores the soils, the wine categories and the most special places in the D.O.Ca Rioja.
About Valdelacierva Reserva 2014
On the article, Tim Atkin describes it as a fresh, chalky, nuanced Tempranillo with rose petal and forest floor aromas, nuanced tannins and a core of savoury, spicy fruit. With a production of 40,000 bottles, it is a wine with the vegan certification and a sophisticated and elegant image with the essence of the winemaker, Emma Villajos. Valdelacierva Reserva was born in a unique 50-year-old vineyard in Baños de Ebro and harvested manually. It has been aged for 24 months in American and French oak barrels respectively with a subsequent rounding in a 12-month bottle.
About Valdelacierva Reserva Limited Edition 2014
Based on the description by Tim Atkin, Valdelacierva Reserva Limited Edition shows a more modern, international style from Valdelacierva with plenty of colour and intensity, coffee bean and blackberry flavours and a firm, sinewy finish. Its 3,245 bottles represent a symbiosis between pre- phylloxera vineyard and the excellence of the winemaker, who signs perfectly every listed bottle. This Reserva is born from three unique vineyard plots in Baños de Ebro (Llano, La Salmuera and Río Cañas) and a manual harvest. In addition, it is aged for 26 months in French oak barrels. Valdelacierva Reserva Limited Edition represents a commitment to the identity and quality of one of the best terroirs from Rioja.
About Bodegas Valdelacierva
Bodegas Valdelacierva is located in the heart of the Rioja Alta (Navarrete) and has more than 200 ha. of vineyards that are distributed in small plots with strains 25-130 years old.
The winery has a young and dynamic character and it is inclined towards the production of modern wines, with the seal of the land and the Tempranillo and Garnacha grape varieties as main elements. The wines from Bodegas Valdelacierva have the vegan certification and they come from selected vineyards of the best areas in Rioja. Its wines have been awarded worldwide and they are part of the best category in the D.O.Ca Rioja: VIÑEDO SINGULAR.