My Personal Recommendation For You
Valdemar InspiraciĂłn SelecciĂłn 2010 Rioja;
Regular $24.99) Now
#34 Wine Spectatorâ€™s Top 100 of 2013 : 91pts!
year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12
months to select their Top 100 list based on quality (represented by score),
value (reflected by release price), availability (based on the number of cases
either made or imported into the United States) and the new â€śX-factorâ€ť (the
intensity of interest a wine excites by way of their singularity or
authenticity) â€“ and Valdemarâ€™s InspiraciĂłn won each category!
when any wine achieves such a recognition, the basic lesson in Economics 101
applies: supply wonâ€™t equal demand!
there in the Rioja region of Spain is thought to date back to Roman times, as
shown by the presses and cellars found during archaeological excavations in the
area. Certainly not as old, Bodegas Valdemar has been making quality wines for
124 years, and the fifth generation of winemakers, Carlos and Ana
MartĂnez Bujanda â€“ after getting to know and studying other
appellations of origin and wine-making regions around the world â€“ brought their
knowledge and concerns back to the family business, creating a new
style of Rioja wine . . the birth of InspiraciĂłn.
InspiraciĂłn is a modern-styled wine; and this contemporary winery's most
personal and expressive product. Itâ€™s a proprietary blend of the regionâ€™s main
player, Tempranillo, along with the indigenous minority varieties Graciano and
Maturana, two grape varieties that had all but disappeared from the Rioja.
harvest was selected micro-plots and the grapes were transported to the winery
in small crates. The daily harvest was stored in cold storage, which meant we
are able to vat the grapes at the exact temperature required and thus ensure
perfect fermentation to obtain enhanced extraction of flavors and a more stable
Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 10% Maturana aged in 80% French and 20% American
oak barrels for 10 months.
striking, deep, black-cherry color. Complex aromas of wild berries and very
well integrated balsamic nuances. Very expressive as it passes through the
mouth. Oily but with very pleasant slightly acid notes which ensure good
further evolution in the bottle."
and focused, this sleek, lively red shows black cherry, wild berry, licorice,
mineral and toasty flavors that glide over the palate, supported by
well-integrated tannins and bright acidity. A graceful, modern style. Drink now
through 2018.â€ť â€“ 91 pts. Thomas Matthews/Wine Spectator (November
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