White wine (70% Viura, 30% Garnacha blanca) D.O. Rioja.
The white Garnacha and the months spent in barrels give it subtle wooden aromas, respectful with the fruity character of the variety. The result is a very balanced wine, which displays citrus and bakery aromas. It is unctuous, enveloping, long and fresh. Pure elegance and strength, which in this vintage renews its image with a new Burgundian bottle.
Grapes from very old vines of clay-calcareous soils of the Rioja Alta, with an average age of 60 years. The manual harvest is carried out. Fermentation in the Caucasus oak barrels and stay until the first week of April 2017.
Aging until the month of April of the following year in oak barrels of the Caucasus.
Golden colour. Citrus aroma and bakery, tasty, unctuous, alive and fresh. Fine wooden notes. The palate is enveloping, with a great journey on the palate, tasty, fresh and very persistent. Fruit notes
Optimum approximately until 2024 if it is kept in optimal conditions.
Perfect combination with Hake with leek and clam sauce, cod brandade, vegetable wok and lobster.
The name of the winery comes from the union of the surnames of its founders, Luís Valentín and Carmen Enciso. They started with 100 barrels, buying all the grapes and treating them in rented facilities. In this way they obtained 24,000 bottles in the first harvest, that of 1998. Today there are already six people (two of whom are practically dedicated to the vineyard) without counting the staff hired for seasonal work: green pruning, bunch unloading, vintage …
They make about 120,000 bottles each harvest, with grapes that are partly grown by themselves and partly controlled in agreements with vine growers. And, finally, they have a nice, clean and functional winery owned, in Ollauri.
In Bodegas Valenciso, only one red wine is produced per harvest, always Reserva. Hence his motto: “a cellar, a wine, a brand”. They look for wines with aromatic volume that are noticed in the mouth not because of their weight but because of that ethereal sensation. Elegant wines, with finesse, but not classics, because they want the fruit to always be above the wood, which must be French oak, not American. 90% of the 500 barrels they count with come from Radoux, Allier and the Vosges, with medium roasting.