Congratulations to Bodegas Vallemayor
We raise and glass and toast our good friends at Bodegas Vallemayor in Rioja after their 2016 Crianza picked up an incredible 90 points in the recent Decanter tasting. Superb wines, amazing people and plenty happening in 2020, this is a winery to watch in 2020.
The Crianza is a typical Riojan blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano and offers aromas of black cherry and dark fruits. Full bodied and very well balanced between a fruity bouquet and vanilla flavours resulting from its 12 months in both American and French oak barrels. It has a soft and very smooth finish.
A principal Rioja agency in our portfolio for decades, they combine modern technology and traditional know-how. American and French oak 225 ltr casks for the ageing are replaced when they’re six years old, assuring the best quality for the wines.
About Bodegas Vallemayor
- Vallemayor is the result of the dreams and vision of Luis Perez Foncea. He was forced by an illness to retire from working in the long established family vineyards and began selling wines from his home town of Fuenmayor. After many years he was able to realise his dream of launched his own winery.
- Nowadays Luis Carlos and Rafael Perez run the company with the same passion as their father, and still draw on the advice of their mother Fabiola Gonzalez.
- The 70ha estate, growing predominantly Tempranillo, is owned by the family and they have direct control over a further 60ha of local growers.
- The winery, built in 1984, has undergone recent improvements and expansion. A new visitor centre with a beautiful tasting room now welcomes customers and the high quality of the wines is guaranteed by completely new winemaking machinery.