2017 Conde Valdemar Rioja Crianza

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appellation: Rioja, Spain
variety: tempranillo, garnacha, mazuelo

Bodegas Valdemar has been at the foreground of Rioja for the last few decades, building a reputation by simultaneously pushing the boundaries of what's possible in Rioja and preserving the world-famous region's vast traditions. Their Crianza is made of all estate fruit from Rioja Alta and Rioja Alavesa, painting a broad stroke picture of the tempranillo variety. The wine spent 19 months in American oak barrels (7 more months than required for Crianza, and was released after much more aging in bottle. You could do a lot worse for an introduction to Rioja than this truly satisfying rendition. Try your hand at tortilla española or other classic tapas, or just let the good folks at Tres Gatos do it for you... 

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