Bodegas y Vinedos Valderiz Ribera del Duero 2016
The vineyards at Bodega y Viñedos Valderiz were first planted by Tomás Esteban's father in 1932. Today the family's vineyards cover 60 hectares, distributed over more than 35 plots on different soil types. The vines are pruned as traditional low “goblet” bushes. The vines were grafted with cuttings from the family's oldest vineyards.
In 1980, Tomás Esteban considered his options for making the most of their plots of land in Ribera del Duero. Located in Roa, the heart of this region, the vineyard began to take shape over the next 10 years with the efforts and devotion of his sons Juan and Ricardo Esteban. Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz came into being in 1997, and it is now one of the most highly respected wineries in the Duero.
The family is also one of the forerunners in organic agriculture in the Ribera del Duero area, using zero herbicides, pesticides nor fertilizers. This practice has led to some development of biodynamic viticulture and since 2000, a small area of land has been cultivated using biodynamic practices.
|Region||Spain, Ribera del Duero|
|Brand||Bodegas y Vinedos Valderiz|
Wine SpectatorThe dense, polished texture carries rich, harmonious flavors in this elegant red. Blackberry and currant notes mingle with espresso, mineral, licorice and spice accents. Lovely floral hints emerge on the long, clean finish. Beautifully sculpted. Drink now through 2030. 2,000 cases made, 657 cases imported.