Petra de Valpiedra 2016

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A tribute to the Rioja of years gone by

There was a time when Garnacha was the main grape variety in Rioja. Throughout the 20th century, it fell from grace, giving way to the more easily cultivated Tempranillo. With Petra de Valpiedra, Martínez Bujanda Family recovers the flavor of the wines of the old Rioja, we chose to graft the buds of hundred-year-old vines onto old, experimental rootstock. In this way, the Garnacha grown in the alluvial soils of Finca Valpiedra is transformed into a wine of great aromatic and gustatory complexity, with all the flavor of the most authentic Rioja.

Colour:
Medium intensity with bluish tones at the edges on a cardinal’s background.
Dense and abundant legs.

Nose:
Wide range of fruity aromas where the aromas of cassis and red fruit stand out. Light touches of oak predominating the notes of toffee and vanilla.

Palate:
Wide sensation and medium tension of great freshness and silky finish due to its fine tannin. Long and savory aftertaste, which invites you to return to the glass.

Food Pairing:
Stews of fish such as tuna Marmitako or grouper in sauce. Rice and pasta in all its versions and white meats such as turkey and pheasant.

AWARDS

  • Rioja 2019 Special Report by Tim Atkin MW: Petra de Valpiedra 2016, has scored 94 points.