Vallemayor Gran Reserva
A great wine made only in the very finest vintages; an example of the very best characteristics of the wines from Rioja.
There is a superb pairing between the fruit and the complex bouquet from the French oak, giving a lengthy, velvety mouth-feel. The blend is 80% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 10% Graciano.
Vallemayor has been the principal Rioja agency in Morgenrot’s portfolio for decades. They combine modern technology and traditional knowledge for the elaboration of their wines. 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.
Due to its long time in bottle, the first sensation is that of poise, then a building intensity that denotes its oak ageing and gives good fruit development.
About the Producer
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 building his own winery to develop his passion for the elaboration of wonderful Rioja wines.
The high quality of these wines ensured a commercial success and Luis’ sons took over in 1996, registering the new name Vallemayor for the still family owned business.
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.