Wine Region: Rioja, Spain
Grapes: 70% Viura, 30% Grenache Blanc
Tasting Notes : Ripe peach, pear and apricots with oaky, buttery (light) and Carmel, finished with some mineral and sea salt.
Robert Parker 94 Pts - The barrel-fermented white 2018 Fermentado en Barrica shows very integrated oak and a subtleness and elegance that i love. They use Caucasian oak because they think it has smaller pores then French and it suits their needs for a creamy but not maderized white. This blend of 70% Viura with 30% Garnacha Blanca has insinuating notes of white fruit and flowers with a spicy twist and a terribly tasty palate, beautifully textured and with a chalky sensation that transported me to the limestone-rich soils of Rioja. It's medium-bodied, balanced, clean and precise. It has all that it takes for a nice evolution in bottle, but it can also be enjoyed young. 12,000 bottles produced.
About the Winery
Valenciso is a remarkable birth in 1998 from its two founders, husband and wife, Luis Valentin and Carmen Enciso (thereby aka Val+Enciso = Valenciso). The couple has tremendous experience and previously worked with Bodegas Palacios during its modernization with consultant Michel Rolland. Experienced in both old and new world style Rioja, they have quickly positioned Valenciso as one of Spain's top wineries, which is the most modern of the traditional producers, or the most traditional of the modern producers.
Valensico has 28 years of wine background in La Rioja. VALENCISO distinguishes by following the Sustainable Viticulture practices, for using exclusively concrete vats, to facilitate the longevity of the wine, and for aging the wine in French Oak only.
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