Finca Valpiedra Rioja DOCa Cantos de Valpiedra 2017, Spain

Cantos de Valpiedra, made entirely of Tempranillo harvested in mid-September, is fermented in stainless steel tanks with a six-day maceration, before aging for 12 months in French and American oak barriques. It is a rich, round example of this famous Spanish style. In Finca Valpiedra the soil type is formed by a layer of pebble stones and limestone that give its name to the wines. Intense purple color with violet glints. Highly aromatic with black fruit and ripe sloe notes. Intense minerality that, together with the vanilla, spice and tobacco notes from the barrel, give the wine a great character. Oily, rich and intense with a sweetness right across the mouth, showing great finesse. Well-balanced acidity with the alcohol, with the typical ‘Valpiedra’ freshness predominant. A long, cool and mineral finish, with a touch of fine woods. Finca Valpiedra winery is owned by the Familia Martinez, Bujanda. As a testament to the quality of Finca Valpiedra’s wine, the estate has been inducted into the exclusive organization Grandes Pagos de Espana. The group’s mission is to defend and propagate the culture of “Pago” wine, meaning wine produced in a specific terroir that reflects the distinct personality of the soil and climate.

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