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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%

The wine

Tomás Esteban comes from a family of wine growers and is one of the forerunners of organic farming in the Ribera del Duero; a small area of his vineyards is cultivated using biodynamic methods. The quality of the fruit and the meticulous care in production are guaranteed and this becomes evident merely on opening one of his bottles of wine, such as this Valderiz: an explosion of vigour and fruitiness is a clear indication that we are about to enjoy this wine. (Another point: few wines maintain their vigour and strength of character after two or three days of being opened: Valderiz 2015 certainly does, offering yet further proof of its fine quality.)

Valderiz 2015 is at this point in time a young wine, the result of an excellent harvest, a lively and densely coloured wine, without becoming opaque. It starts off as not especially expressive on the nose, which comes as no surprise from a grape such as Tempranillo, but it gradually opens up with some aeration. It is evidently a wine that needs decanting in order to come into its true self: intense, elegant, very pleasant, rich in ripe fruit aromas, forest fruits, and some Indian ink suggestions on a subtle background of ageing notes (which reappear later with the aftertaste). A fresh and balsamic nose.

On the palate, Valderiz is a wine to be enjoyed for its juiciness and fruit intensity, and although not a precisely complex wine, it is a very pleasant drink; it exhibits spicy notes, especially of sweet spices, polished tannins and good body. A wine that lingers well.

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Red meats, Cooked sausages, Rice dishes, Iberian ham, Oven-cooked meats

Ratings and awards

201893 SK
201591 PK
201490 PK
201191 PK91 PN
200991 PN
200592+ PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

5 reviews

Wine making

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period20 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench and american oak

The winery

Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz

Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz

Tomás Esteban comes from a vine-growing family firmly rooted in ages past. At present, the land under plantation at Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz comprises the 60 hectares planted by Tomás Esteban and 10 more hectares which once belonged to his father. They are spread out among 35 or more parcels located on different soils and with various orientations around his home-town of Roa. The family has been a forerunner in the field of organic agriculture in the Ribera del Duero region,...