Made from 100% of the grape variety Tempranillo that come from 25 year old family-owned vineyards, which belong to the family San Pedro. The vineyards are located
close to Laguardia, a Medieval village in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, the northern region of D.O.Ca. Rioja, the first D.O. in Spain.
The San Pedro family has a centuries-long heritage of vineyard working and winemaking in the village of Laguardia, located in the heart of Rioja Alavesa. Bodegas Vallobera owns 110 ha of prime vineyards. Vallobera is his highest-located vineyard and, in fact, one of the highest among the vineyards in the Rioja wine region. It has 14 ha and produces very good grapes. The Vallobera vineyard has been chosen as the trademark of the wines.
Dark morello cherry colour. On the nose, the wine has intense ripe fruit aromas, with hints of dark spices and minerals, giving the wine a fine and elegant character. On the palate the wine reveals perfect harmony with good body and noble tannins. It contains the correct amount of acidity, is full of flavour, satisfying with a long finish and a persistent but well-balanced aftertaste.
After the harvest the grapes are destalked, crushed and fermented for 25 days at a maximum temperature of 28ºC and during these days the wines are pumped over
manually 4 times a day. The wine undergoes the malolactic fermentation in 6-7 days. Afterwards, 40% of the wine is aged in French oak and 60% in American oak for 14
months. Every 6 months the wine is racked to control its evolution.
Ideal to accompany grilled red meat, game and roasts. Best consumed at 18ºC.
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017, vintage 2014.
Gold Medal – Berliner Wein Trophy 2017, vintage 2014.
90 Points, R. Parker The Wine Advocate, Issue 226, August 2016, vintage 2013.
90 points – R. Parker The Wine Advocate Issue 210, December 2013, vintage 2010.