Unusually for Rioja, all the Valdemar grapes come from the family’s own vineyards (almost 300 hectares), giving unrivalled control over the quality of the fruit at every level. Grapes for the Gran Reserva are grown in Oyón (Rioja Alavesa), Logroño (Rioja Alta) and Ausejo (Rioja Baja). Harvest took place during the second week of October.
The wine was aged for thirty months in French oak barriques.
“Showing the freshness and poise that are so typical of the 2010 vintage, it’s just shifting into another register of development, with more to come.” – 93 points, Tim Atkin Special Report 2017