Bodegas Valderiz Valdehermoso Crianza Tempranillo 2012
"The 2012 Valdehermoso Crianza has a very clean, focused nose with plenty of wild berry aromas intermixed with some spices and also flowers, very harmonious with balance and subtlety. The palate is medium-bodied and it's here where you notice its youth as it's still a little tight. There are abundant tannins, but there is also good balancing acidity. Very good Crianza that should develop nicely in bottle. 100,000 bottles produced. I notice an improvement in the wines from Valderiz, a shift towards fresher, more drinkable wines, even when the majority of what I tasted was from the very warm and ripe 2011 vintage."
Ribera del Duero D.O., Castilla y León, Spain
Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz has become one of the most renowned producers in the Ribera del Duero with their forward-thinking and ravishing wines. As pioneers of organic agriculture practices in the region, Valderiz crafts each of their wines – vine to bottle – without the use of herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilizers. All vines have been grafted from the original vineyards planted almost 100 years ago.
Type of Wood: 80% French oak, 20% American oak, 30% new and 70% one wine.