Founded in 1988, Bodegas Valdelacierva belongs to Hispanbodegas Group which owns wineries in the three most important Appellations in the country: Rioja, Ribera Del Duero, and Rueda. Valdelacierva is located in the heart of Rioja Alta (Navarrete) and it has 200 hectares of vineyards, which are divided in small plots with vines that are between 25-130 years old. The winery has a young and dynamic character and it is inclined towards the elaboration of modern wi-nes, with the seal of the land and the Tempranillo grape variety as protagonists. The wines come from selected vineyards of the localities of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Briones, Baños de Ebro and Yécora.
Its grapes are characterized by have a loose bunch, the main point to deseed by hand grape by grape on the winery, a hand-picked harvest, picking on the field the loose bunches and leaving the compact ones. A total amount of 1600 kilograms have been ageing with the peculiarity that along 2 days 10 girls have been deseeding the grapes one by one separating the entire grapes from the stem. The alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature of 22-24º to preserve the fruit from the intracellular fermentation which has been caused by the fact of being the entire berry, it is followed by the punching down process. After the fermentation, 500 liters are transferred to new French oak barrels, where the malolactic fermentation takes place. The wine is ageing along 14 months in which we make Batonnage, stirring its fine lees. This final step gives us as result the birth of the unique Valdelacierva Grano a Grano 2015.It has got 1331 bottles of this wine, which surprises because of its integration and balance. On the visual stage, it has an attractive cherry red of high layer; the nose is intense with clear aromas of red and black berries, with a milk bac-kground and a subtle spicy hint characteristic of a good quality mature tempra-nilllo. On the palate, it is velvety and involving, it invites you to keep drinking.
D.O.5 Hispanobodegas is a group of wineries which produces and distributes quality wines from the most emblematic Officially Certified Winegrowing Regions of our country: Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rueda, which together represent about a 45% of the officially certified wine produced in Spain. The group is a 100% Spanish property and it is formed for a set of three wineries:
Hispanobodegas is adding to its portfolio wines from D.O Rías Baixas & D.O Cava
Founded with the idea to offer high-quality wines by working with prefiloxeric vines over 80 years old (Limited production) from the most renowed winegrowing regions in Spain. Many of our wines have won awards in prestigious international wine competitions and have received high points from some of the most prominent wine guides, magazines, and critics including Robert Parker & Stephen Tanzer, Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast.
Hisponobodegas also has its own distribution network in Mexico, USA and China.