In its first harvest, Valdelacierva Reserva 2014 obtains 91 points in the Wine Spectator.
Tempranillo from old vines with an impressive structure, with good tannins and balsamic acidity, as well as offering plum and fig flavors, with well-rounded cocoa notes. Valdelacierva Reserva 2014 shows an elegance, sophistication and a great personality that make this wine a reference in the Grandes Reservas of Rioja.
De-stemmed grapes, not crushed, incubated in small-capacity conical tanks. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 24ºC - 26ºC for 5 - 7 days.
Post-fermentation maceration with an average of 12 days per deposit.
Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels of 500 liters and 225 liters.
Aging is done in American (70%) and French (30%) oak barrels for 2-3 years. 24 months in the barrel and 12 months in the bottle.
Colour: High mid layer with cherry tone and grenat rim
Nose: Intense and complex. Very harmonious and attractive when stirred in the glass, with milky, black fruit and mineral notes that are common to the Alava terroir, as well as spicy and caramelized in the rear. Smoked finish that adds complexity and invites you to savor it
Sweet and ample in the mouth. Its course through the center of the mouth is well structured and elegant. The velvety and unctuous finish brings back the milky and mineral notes of its complex nose. Ends with a long and persistent finish
Region: La Rioja
Side dish: Barbecue steak, chickpea stew and other traditional "spoon" dishes