Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Vintage: 2019 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Bodegas Valdemar
In 1889, Joaquin Martínez Bujanda first began to grow grapes in the La Rioja region of Spain. Nearly 100 years later, the Bujanda family expanded their vineyards and began construction of what today is known as Bodegas Valdemar. Today, with over 125 years of winemaking experience and five generations of family at the helm, Bodegas Valdemar provides the utmost quality to each of their wines.
Unusually for Rioja, all Bodegas Valdemar wines are sourced from their very own estate vineyards - located in all three sub-regions of Rioja - giving them unrivalled control over the quality of grapes at every level. The range of wines makes the most of this consistency and flexibility, from unoaked Rioja's bursting with flavour, to dense, complex rarities.
Bodegas Valdemar Balcón de Pilatos Maturana is an exclusive red wine from Spain's most famous wine region, Rioja made in very limited quantities. It is made from the Maturana Tinta grape, a near-extinct red variety that is not grown anywhere else in the world.
Tasting Note : Matured in new American oak for 11 months this is a spectacular red wine with complex and intense spicy aromas, dominating the cocoa, vanilla, coconut and subtle notes of blackcurrant. The palate is smooth and silky and well structured, with a broad flavour profile and long lingering aftertaste.