This delicious Valdepoleo pours to a black-cherry color, clear and bright. It greets your nose with an attractive and suggestive. Intense, warm aromas, basically of red-berry fruit with subtle notes of black fruit, reminders of scented
blossom and tertiary nuances. Fresh and complex. The palate is delicate with a very round attack. It is a harmonious, complex wine with body and backbone, polished tannins and no sharp edges. Very well-balanced.
Tempranillo grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.
Finca Valdepoleo is one of the most emblematic vineyards of Bodegas y Viñedos Pujanza. The wine it produces is a clear example of the nature of the area in which it is located, but given a personal touch by Carlos San Pedro.
Spontaneous fermentation tooks place in small stainless steel vats, separated by soil type. Malolactic fermentation was conducted in the same vats.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, veal, and poultry dishes.
• Available Size: 750mL (12 pc)
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: Red
• ABV%: 14.5
James Suckling – 94
"Now here’s a Rioja where the wood hasn’t been dialed up, and it’s all the better for it. It’s an idiosyncratic wine with heather, forest floor, blackberries and cumin and cinnamon. Full-bodied and very focused on the center palate, it trades in medium-chewy tannins and a spicy finish."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate – 93
"I was speculating whether 2016 could be a modern version of 2010 even though the climate pattern was quite different, and when tasting the 2016 Finca Valdepoleo with Carlos San Pedro, he told me he wasn't very happy with his 2010s and that he preferred the 2007s. There is great finesse and elegance here, in the winery's modern style with a lively palate and great acidity. This is produced with grapes from a vineyard planted in the 1970s that is almost 15 hectares, and it basically goes to this wine. The vineyard is vinified in seven different plots, and since 2013, when they harvested early and did a softer vinification, it has gained in precision; in a way, this 2016 could be the modern version of that 2013. It has very fine tannins, nicely integrated oak and a tasty, almost salty finish that makes you salivate. A great Valdepoleo."