The youngest, most light-hearted wine from the Valdelacierva winery is now on the market and is one of the best rosé wines from Rioja made exclusively from the garnacha grape. The “El Recuenco” estate in Tudelilla, at 600 metres above sea level, is the home of the garnacha grapes that go to make this rosé from Valdelacierva; a wonderful example of the variety, not just because of the characteristics of the estate, but also the winemaking process itself.
Valdelacierva Rosé is a free-run rosé wine, with no mechanical pressing in the winery, and made with great attention to detail. From careful selection of the fruit in the vineyard, to smaller details such as the decision to bring forward the harvest in the Tudelilla in order to have greater control over alcoholic strength and ensure a more expressive wine with a firmer floral and fruit profile. For added volume and unctuosity, the wine has also undergone bâtonnage on its lees in the winery twice a week for four months. This process helps to naturally free up the polysaccharides present in the membrane of the yeasts which drive the fermentation process and give the wine an added roundness.
Winery oenologist, Emma Villajos: “The sum of all the various individual actions during the winemaking process is perhaps what makes this rosé so special and successful. The care taken at every stage, and the striving to improve quality with every vintage drives us all forward in a search for excellence in our wines. For us, it´s about winemaking as an art form.¨
We´ve now enjoyed three vintages of Valdelacierva Rosé, and as well as recognition and prizes, the winery is very proud that it has been chosen by Naomi Campbell´s “Fashion for Relief” NGO as one of the wines to accompany their annual solidarity dinner.
The Riojan winery´s rosé has a simple but elegant label which highlights, through small detailing, the winery´s characteristic ¨V¨ brand, which represents: Valour, Vineyard and Valdelacierva (in honour of the winery). It is presented in a 75cl burgundy bottle.