Finca Valpiedra Rioja DOCa Reserva 2012, Spain

The varied soils and friendly climate of Rioja Alta give this wine its inimitable style and character. Harvested at the end of September, this wine shows ripeness and development of flavor not typically expressed with such finesse. Purple with ruby highlights, this wine shows up-front aromas of raspberries and black cherries with undertones of leather and spice. On the palate, it is expansive and rich. 2012 vintage – 90% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano, 4% Maturana Tinta. Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 16 days. Aged in 225L French oak barrels for 22 months. Aged in bottle 27 months. 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.