Valdelana Red Crianza 2015

£ 63.50

(price per bottle £10.58)

General information

Exceptional vines and experience: the cornerstones of a highly elegant Rioja Crianza

Valdelana Crianza 2015 is an incredibly elegant red made by one of the longest-standing Riojan families who own excellent vineyards in Rioja Alavesa.

Valdelana Crianza 2015 embodies the full essence of its place of origin, Rioja Alavesa, an area renowned for its deep, elegant wines. It comes from vines more than 40 years old with low yields; the grapes were hand-picked and carefully selected, combining Tempranillo (95%) with a touch of Mazuelo (5%) to make it ideally suited to a long 12 months in oak.

The Valdelanas, a family of keen grape growers, are exemplary in their love of the land, in this case Elciego (Rioja Alavesa), where they have amassed highly valuable assets over the years: 128 hectares of vines that supply excellent grapes. Fourteen generations at the helm of a winery that dates back to the sixteenth century and a legacy of hard work and passion are reflected in their ‘Familia’ range, whose labels display the faces of the current directors of Bodegas Valdelana.

Valdelana Crianza 2015 is ideal with barbecued meats such as baby lamb chops cooked over charred vine shoots.

General Characteristics

Wine style: Red Crianza

Winery: Bodegas Valdelana

Wine Region: D.O.Ca. Rioja

Grape varieties: 95% Tempranillo 5% Mazuelo

Barrel type: 6 months in American oak barrels and 6 months in French oak

Alcohol content: 13,83% vol.

Total acidity: 4,57 g/l

PH 3,56

Bottling date: January 2017

Volatile Acidity: 0,58 g/l

Residual sugar: 1 g/l

Time in Barrel 12 months

Bottle size: 75Cl

Serving Temperature: 17ºC

Tasting Notes

Profile sheet Valdelana 2015

Gorgeous ripe cherry-red with the same hues at the edge, good depth of colour.

Complex and intense nose with aromas of ripe forest fruits (strawberry, blackberry, raspberry) mixed with pleasant notes of herbs and touches of spice (nutmeg, clove and pepper), in perfect harmony over a delicious dairy and cocoa background.

Meaty, supple and incredibly elegant palate with smooth, noble tannins. Long finish with enticing hints of vanilla.