Bodegas Valderiz Tinto 2015 | Wine Spectator #26 Wine of the Year
94WS | Very dark, black currant color with rich and robust blue fruit on the nose. Full bodied with plums, vanilla, and spice on the palate. Low acidity with nice balance and fully ripe tannins on the finish. While rich and focused, Bodegas Valderiz Tinto 2015 delivers ripe fruit flavors of currant and blackberry that mingle with espresso, mineral and licorice notes. Plus, clearly focusing the well-integrated firm tannins keeping crisp acidity. Concentrated and harmonious. Drink now through 2030.
94JS | Impressive aromas of dark spice and pepper with graphite and ripe dark berries. So Bodegas Valderiz Tinto 2015 has a very plush and succulent palate with rich dark plums, dark chocolate, and berries. While fresh, concentrated and powerful Ribera. Drink or hold.
Natural Winemaking Process
The design of the winery seeks to achieve as natural a wine-making process as possible. While harming the grapes as little as possible during their transformation to wine. In addition, prolonging their gentle evolution with chilled maceration. Yet without being too exacting on the grapes. Natural yeasts on the grapes create a spontaneous fermentation. Absolutely using no artificial wine-making additives (acidifiers, tannins, glucose, enzymes, etc). Of course, every detail is important, from the cleanliness of our equipment to frequent tests at every production stage.
Commencing three weeks before harvest with analysis of the grapes. And continuing until the bottle of wine is finally served to the client. While aging in barrels selected from the best French coopers, using 80% French and 20% American oak. Hence, we monitor the quality of our barrels while our coopers make them. In addition, controlling the amount of firing each barrel receives. We match specific degrees of firing to the different soil types in our vineyards.
Bodega y Viñedos Valderiz Organic Vineyards
So today the vineyards at Bodega y Viñedos Valderiz planted by Tomás Esteban, cover 60 hectares. While adding to the original 10 hectares of vineyards planted by Tomas’ father, that we carefully preserve. Distributed over more than 35 plots on different soil types, the vines are pruned as traditional low “goblet” bushes. The vines were grafted with cuttings from our old family vineyards. The family is among the pioneers of organic farming in Ribera del Duero. Of course, the complete absence of herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers is our trademark. Finally, looking for future improvement, we are introducing biodynamic viticulture.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Rich and focused, Bodegas Valderiz Tinto 2015 delivers ripe fruit flavors of currant and blackberry that mingle with espresso, mineral and licorice notes. The firm tannins are well-integrated and crisp acidity keeps this focused.|
|Why now?||Availability | On sale – only $25.20 buy 6+ w/code MAR10|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||94WS, 94JS, 91RP|
|What is it?||Red Wine from Ribera del Duero|
|What’s in it?||Tempranillo | ABV 15%|
|When to drink?||Now-2030+|
|Pair with:||Pairs w/Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Red Wine Pals|
|Occasion||Weeknight Dinners & Weekend Intimate Gatherings|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 45 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ using code MAR10|