Vallemayor Reserva 2011

Vallemayor Reserva 2011
Bodegas Vallemayor, La Rioja 75cl  Red  ABV 14%

Various suppliers £14.50-£17.00

The 70ha estate, growing predominantly Tempranillo, is owned by the Perez 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 tasting room now welcomes customers and the high quality of the wines is guaranteed by completely new winemaking machinery.

A traditional styled, full bodied Reserva with great poise. Selected grapes from Vallemayor’s own vineyards are elaborated in only the best vintages. The blend is 85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano giving complex aromas with a multi-layered palate that is soft with a long aftertaste

Red fruit and hints of liquorice come from the grapes; vanilla, coffee and spice notes from the oak appear on a secondary level, diffused behind the fruit.

Quality:  Very Good +

Value for Money: Good – Very Good