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WHO GOT THE HIGHEST RATE?

Among 500 Rioja wines, only few of the best wines could pass the desired border of the 90 points at the latest Parker issue.

VALLOBERA wines were one of the few who scored high at the latest tasting of the ever more demanding Parker reviewer Luis Gutiérrez.

2012 Vallobera Terran – 93 POINTS
Great balance and integrated fruit. There is nice balance and depth here. This should age nicely in bottle. 6,000 bottles.

2013 Finca Vallobera – 91 POINTS
Redolent nose of red fruit in syrup, which might not sound very attractive, but it was. No, there is no exotic varietal here, it seems to be pure Tempranillo, but it fermented in oak vats. the wine matured in barrel for 15 months. The palate is medium to full-bodied with fine tannins, clean flavors and moderate acidity. 7,500 bottles produced and filled in June 2015.

2012 Vallobera Colección Familiar – 90+ POINTS
The 2012 Colección Familiar, with a renovated image, was cropped from a very dry growing season that lowered yields. It’s pure Tempranillo fermented in oak vats after a 10% bleeding and an élevage of 15 months. It feels ripe and oaky. For fans of oaky reds. 6,000 bottles produced.

2013 Vallobera Crianza – 90 POINTS
Really surprising nose; it was very balsamic, very aromatic and a little intoxicating. The palate of this pure Tempranillo with 5% Garnacha that matured in barrel for 14 months was polished and very accessible, with flavors that reminded me of the notes found in the nose. An impressive Crianza. 250,000 bottles produced.

CONGRATULATIONS, VALLOBERA!

PARKER ISSUE 226 – ALL SCORES