Finca Valpiedra Rioja Reserva 2016
Finca Valpiedra Rioja Reserva
A single-vineyard Rioja, Finca Valpiedra Rioja Reserva gives an excellent expression of the fruit with fine nuances of dark berries perfectly combined with the smokiness provided by the ageing in French oak barrels.
Finca Valpiedra Rioja Reserva has a round and full-bodied with an elegant, ripe structure and a long, silky, persistent finish.
Finca Valpiedra is located in the best area of the DOCa Rioja, on a spectacular meander of the river Ebro, and is the only Rioja among the Grandes Pagos de España (Great Estates of Spain).
Finca Valpiedra Reserva represents a new way of understanding Rioja wines.
The grapes of Finca Valpiedra are picked by hand and transported in small cases making them arrive in perfect condition to the cellar.
However this process is completed passing them throught a manual selection panel where they are reviewed one by one, discarding those who don´t meet more stringent qualities. Finca Martinez Bujanda
The wine is care rigorously in each of its stages to obtain the quality that makes Finca Valpiedra Reserva to be a special wine.
This is because single-vineyard wines are so unusual in the region, but in this case the vineyard site itself proved so consistently outstanding that in 1994 the Martínez Bujanda family built a winery at its centre, and kept the best grapes exclusively for these special bottlings.
Warmed by the river and protected from cold north winds by the Sierra de Cantabria, the eighty hectares of Finca Valpiedra enjoy a privileged microclimate.
The soil is sandy loam and limestone, which gives excellent natural acidity, with a great many stones that help retain heat and water.
The vines average thirty years old, and the grapes were harvested in the third week of September, with a severe selection.
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