Conde de Valdemar Rioja Reserva 2011

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Variety: Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo

Climate: Continental climate with Mediterranean influence and extreme temperatures
Terroir: Valdemar stands out for its over 275 hectares of vineyards spread across the D.O.Ca. Rioja. Specifically, the Conde de Valdemar Reserva comes from vineyards located in Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta. These are vineyards planted in clay-limestone and limestone soils that lie in a continental climate and are cultivated in the most traditional style
Winemaking: The grapes are carefully harvested by hand and are then fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. After fermentation, the wine is aged in oak barrels for at least two years to give it a rich and complex flavour

Color: Deep ruby
Nose: A complex aroma of ripe blackberries, vanilla, and toasted oak
Palate: The wine is full-bodied with a smooth and elegant texture and has a long and persistent finish

About the Winery:
In 1889, Joaquin Martínez Bujanda first began to grow grapes in Rioja, Spain. Nearly 100 years later, the family expanded their vineyards and began construction of what today is known as Bodegas Valdemar. With 125 years of winemaking and five generations of family, Bodegas Valdemar provides the utmost quality to each of their wines as they sit on the border of traditional and modern with their two labels – Conde Valdemar and Inspiración Valdemar.

In 1983, Bodegas Valdemar broke away from the fixed ideas to become the first European winery to control the fermentation temperature. Today, Bodegas Valdemar wines continue to surprise consumers with their uniqueness and are often classified as an authentic Rioja with great ageing potential.