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Valenciso 'Cemento' Rioja

$68.00
6 + $61.20 each
12 + $56.78 each
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Variety

Tempranillo

Vintage

2020

Size

750ml

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja

Description

While all Valenciso’s wines see the inside of some concrete during their élevage, this new bottling, as the name suggests, has been fermented and raised entirely in concrete vats. It’s 100% Tempranillo drawn from a group of old-vine vineyards nestled in the limestone-rich hillsides of Haro and Ollauri. All up, this was aged for 26 months before bottling. 

Tasted as a pre-bottling sample, but I'm confident that this second vintage of Cemento will deliver in the bottle. Dense, perfumed and smooth, with good underlying grip, plum, rosemary and wild thyme flavours and a sappy finish. Delicious .- 94 points, Tim Atkin MW, Rioja 2023 Special Report