Petra de Valpiedra Garnacha Rioja 2019
Petra de Valpiedra Garnacha Rioja
Finca Valpiedra is a single Rioja Alta vineyard of spectacular quality; so good in fact, that the company decided to build a winery in the middle of it to look after its concentrated aromatic fruit. The 80-hectare estate is located on a meander in the river Ebro between Fuenmayor and Cenicero, the predominantly alluvial and pebbly soils, the three terraces of vineyards have a unique micro-climate, holding heat and humidity, these stones, “piedra”, have a great influence upon the quality of the wine.
Here the winery works more along the lines of a Bordeaux château than a typical Rioja bodega, and the estate is in fact the only Rioja winery to be a member of Grands Pagos de España – Great Single Estates of Spain. Cantos is a second wine that offers a youthful expression of this top-class terroir, whilst the Reserva contains a small percentage of Graciano and Maturana with ageing only in French oak barrels.