Vallemayor Vina Encineda Tempranillo
A wonderfully structured red wine from 25 year old Tempranillo vines grown in Vallemayor’s La Encineda Estate. Intense fruit is enhanced by six months in new American oak and being bottled unfiltered. The final wine is reminiscent of the oldest
vinification methods and wonderfully structured.
Limited production – depending the vintage.
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.
Wonderfully structured wine reminiscent of old style vinification methods; its intense fruit is enhanced by six months in new American barrels giving a red berried fruit, balsam notes and subtle oak.
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.