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Finca Azaya 2017

Finca Azaya

2017

If a wine obtains 97 points in a prestigious event like the Decanter Awards, it's definitely time to...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Finca Azaya 2017

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

If a wine obtains 97 points in a prestigious event like the Decanter Awards, it's definitely time to try it out immediately. The Finca Azaya wine from Bodegas Valduero not only gained this rating but was also declared one of the "Best in Show" wines — a distinction only awarded to 50 of the 16,500 wines tasted during the event. 280 judges from 30 different countries, including Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers, decided to reward the Finca Azaya with such an accolade after intense and competitive rounds of tasting. The 50 wines awarded Best in Show Decanter 2019 come from 12 different countries — with 8 of the wines being from Spain. Let's see what convinced these prestigious experts to fall in love with the Finca Azaya.

It is made entirely with Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) grapes grown on bush vines averaging around 30 years old in Castilla y León. Vines are not watered and are only fertilized with sheep manure. The fruit is harvested by hand and collected in small crates, and the must ferments for 9 or 10 days with daily remontage (pumping over) to oxygenate the wine and extract the best qualities from the grape skins. Fourteen months in two different kinds of oak barrels followed by twelve months refinement in bottles produces a seductive ruby-coloured wine with a deep aroma of toasted oak, ripe fruits of the forest, and liquorice. Mature and expressive in the mouth, with a pure silky palate, garnished with mint and toasted hints which are reminiscent of recently-roasted coffee. Its finish ... well, it just seems to go on and on!

Red meats / Oily fish / Iberian sausages

  • Vine age:30 years
  • Climate:Continental
  • Ageing period:14 months
  • Type of wood:Oak
  • ViewRuby red
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Higly aromatic / Liquorice / Mint notes / Toasted coffee
  • Mouth:Powerful / Balanced / Ripe
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2024

Customer reviews

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by: Andreas Gorgolis (4 Mar) - Vintage 2017

VERY GOOD WINE!

This wine was a great surprise to me and my to friends. The first bottles finished so I have ordered for second time and will keep in my storage room for later!

by: Dani (28/12/2019) - Vintage 2017

Sorprendente

Un vino sorprendente, por precio y la categoría que esperas del mismo. Una nota muy muy merecida, muy sorprendente, mucho!

by: Ignacio Sanz (09/12/2019) - Vintage 2017

La sorpresa del año

Sencillamente excpecional por ese precio. Lo tiene todo. Tremendo paladar e impresiona su persistencia. No esperaba tanto de este caldo

by: Bucardo (26/11/2019) - Vintage 2017

Muy buen vino!

Es un vino con una relación calidad precio increíble! El envío llego en 48 horas y todo llegó en perfecto estado. Volveré a comprar sin duda!

by: joseramonzurdo@hotmail.com (17/09/2019) - Vintage 2017

Es un vino con el cuerpo suficiente para deleitar el paladar con su sabor extraordinario.

Además el precio que tiene es muy bueno en relación con otros caldos que se comercializan en el mercado de peor calidad.

Bodegas Valduero

Bodegas Valduero

Created by Gregorio García Álvarez in 1984, Valduero is a family-run winery in the small village of Gumiel del Mercado (Burgos) and was one of the first wineries to be founded in the D.O. Ribera del Duero appellation. Gregorio García and his two daughters, Yolanda and Carolina, have developed a robust project based on three key factors: their own low-yield vineyards producing top quality grapes, a unique winery, and paying special attention to customers' preferences and to th...