Valenciso Cemento Rioja (6 Bottle Case)



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Complex and finely structured 100% Tempranillo Rioja, vinified and matured entirely in concrete - classic Valenciso!

The Tempranillo grapes are hand-harvested from sustainable, organically-cultivated vineyards in October. They are fermented with wild yeasts in temperature-controlled concrete tanks (of which a main component is cement). The wine also undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation - it naturally throws a sediment and is unfiltered. It is then aged in concrete for 2 and a half years.

Aromas of dark bramble fruits. The palate is complex with wild blackberry and plum characters, hints of black pepper, elegant and rounded with fine tannins. The finish is long with balanced acidity.

Roast pork or lamb cutlets, or pair with a vegetable tagine.

Valenciso Cemento Rioja 2018: “Lovely nose showing purity of fruit, blueberry, red berries, blackberries and mocha. Elegant and subtle with polished tannins and a savoury finish.” Highly Recommended – 92 pts. Decanter (March 2022)

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grapes: Tempranillo 100%
ABV: 14%
Volume: 6 x 75cl
Vintage: 2018
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes 
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