LADRÓN DE GUEVARA CRIANZA 2017
- Exhibitor: BODEGAS VALDELANA
- Brand name: LADRÓN DE GUEVARA
- Sector: DOCa Rioja
Variety: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo. Mazuelo is the perfect complement to Tempranillo, since it helps us to produce wines with more tannins, higher acidity and a stable colour. These features are needed in wines that are going to be aged for long periods of time. Over 40 years.Chalk-clay soil. Mediterranean climate with Atlantic influences. Rainfall: An average of 650 liters per year.
Harvested during the first week of October. Pre-fermentative maceration at low temperature and spontaneous alcoholic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. Aged for 12 months, using French oak barrels (50%) andAmerican oak barrels (50%).
Visual phase: Deep cherry-red colour; clean and bright.Fruity on the nose, this wine is well balanced, with some balsamic notes and some oak in the background.Blueberries and wild blackberries integrated with oaky aromas, such as vanilla or cinnamon. Fruit and oak perfectly blended on the palate; powerful and elegant wine. Long and intense aftertaste, with a touch of bananas, strawberries and chocolate.
Service temperature: Fresh, from 10ºC to 12ºC.
It pairs with tapas, meat, stews, legumes and traditional Spanish meals.
Recently awarded with its second Best of Wine Tourism in Art and Culture, Bodegas Valdelana is located in Elciego, birthplace of Rioja wines. Elciego is a village of about 1,000 inhabitants placed between Logroño and Vitoria in the region known as Rioja Alavesa.Bodegas Valdelana does not only produce olive oil and a great variety of wines, but it also has two Museums located in a 15th century underground cellar.
Our wine is a tribute to those fifteen generations that have preceded us in time, our grandparents who with their good work, have given us what we are today, a family winery settled in those strong drafts that have seen us grow since 1583.
Valdelana family makes wines for people with sensibility, people who can perceive and appreciate the work and passion that is inside a bottle, in each drink we try to seduce in the aftertaste, most important part of memory being this one that embraces the rest of the senses.