The big brother to the Crianza above, this is even better, with carob, violet, burnt marshmallow and beef jus on the layered and concentrated nose. This shows tremendous freshness, showing the clarity of fruit that most young Crianzas can’t even pull off these days. This comes at you in one, long, seamless attack of fennel seed, new leather and tomato skin all encapsulated in gobs of wild berry and cocoa powder. Try this now, but also grab some for drinking over the next 7-10 years, you’ll thank me for it. This small winery is under the umbrella of the Garcia Viadero family, owners of Bodegas Valduero, which has made quite a name for itself in the Ribera del Duero region.
Traditional in taste but with tremendous subtlety and elegance, this wine hails from old vine tempranillo growing in a single vineyard site, the 'corner of Nevas.' The Reserva is at once earthy and fruity with integrated tannins and rustic cherry and plum notes. Enjoy now or hold, and serve with wintery stews and hard cheeses. You will hear more about this winery in the future!