Valdaya 2019, Valdaya, Ribera del Duero
A sumptuous, hand crafted Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero DO, the Valdaya shines with aromas of dried fruit and balsamic hints. Flavours of ripe black berries and dark cocoa compliment the silky palate and subtle tannic structure.
Bodega Valdaya was set up by Elena and Joaquin Gonzalez as a small family business and is now run by their daughter Miriam. The vision for the winery changed dramatically under her management and in 2013 they took on two young winemakers, Marta Ramas and Miguel Fisac, who have brought the wines into a different league.
The Valdaya Ribera del Duero is pure, old bush vine Tempranillo sourced from a selection of plots grown in high-altitude villages. Each plot is hand harvested and vinified separately before the free run wine of each parcel passes into a selection of new barrels according to their potential for ageing (90% French oak, 10% Hungarian oak) where malolactic fermentation and maturation takes place for a further 15 months.