Valenciso

From humble beginnings, Valenciso has risen to become a leading light among Rioja’s small yet growing band of terroir-focused producers. The vineyards and cellar are in the far north of Rioja Alta, in Ollauri, a small village four kilometres from Haro. As Valenciso continues to etch out its own distinctive space in the Rioja story, year in, year out, every wine from this producer points to constant progression. A distinctive feature of Luis and Carmen’s approach is the use of concrete tanks for fermentation, which allows for a gentler extraction of fruit and colour. Aging for the Reserva takes place in French oak barriques (only one-third replaced each year), and the white wine is raised in low-toast Caucasian oak to prevent undue influence on the wine. All the Valenciso wines ferment naturally and are bottled unfiltered. In sum, these are complex, savoury, terroir-driven Rioja wines, revealing Luis and Carmen’s preference for subtlety, elegance and refinement. 

  • Valenciso Rioja Laderas de Cabama 2021

    Valenciso Rioja Laderas de Cabama 2021

    Region: Spain- Rioja
    Farming Organic Sustainably-made

    VIBRANT, FRUIT FORWARD RIOJA FROM A SINGLE SITE HIGH IN ALTA RIOJA

      "Laderas de Cabama is 100% Tempranillo, crafted from a single plot of 40-year-old vines in Ollauri. It grows on the classic clay/limestone soil of the Rioja Alta. This single-vineyard bottling used to be made in a similar style to...

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  • Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2018 1500mL-Magnum

    Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2018 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: Spain- Rioja
    Farming Organic Sustainably-made

    THIS IMPRESSIVE MAGNUM WILL AGE GRACEFULLY...IF YOU CAN WAIT!

      "A beautifully cool, spicy and elegant Rioja with plenty of strawberry sweetness spiked with resin, brown spices, blood and anise notes. It has a supple texture and a fresh, racy finish. Super classy" - Bibendum    

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    $150.00
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  • Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2016

    Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2016

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    TIM ATKIN 95 POINTS!
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS!

      "The balanced, young and elegant 2016 Reserva mixes characteristics from classical and more modern Rioja reds, fruit and herbs, spicy oak and some complexity and a medium-bodied palate with very good freshness and fine tannins. It's riper...

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    Current stock: 11

    $69.00
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  • Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2015

    Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2015

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    TIM ATKIN 94 POINTS!

      "A beautifully cool, spicy and elegant Rioja with plenty of strawberry sweetness spiked with resin, brown spices, blood and anise notes. It has a supple texture and a fresh, racy finish. Super classy" - Bibendum   "Back to 2010," is how...

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    Current stock: 2

    $65.00
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  • Valenciso Rioja Laderas de Cabama 2018

    Valenciso Rioja Laderas de Cabama 2018

    Region: Spain- Rioja
    Farming Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    THIS FRUIT FORWARD RIOJA IS GREAT VALUE!

      "Laderas de Cabama is 100% Tempranillo, crafted from a single plot of 35-year-old vines, sited on the classic clay/limestone soil profile of the Rioja Alta at 550 metres above sea level. Previously, this single-vineyard bottling was made in a...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 10 Anos 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 10 Anos 2012

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    AGED IN CONCRETE AND OAK FOR 10 YEARS PRIOR TO BOTTLING - THIS UNIQUE WINE IS BRIMMING WITH COMPLEXITY AND INTENSITY

      "The subtle, elegant and complex 2012 10 Años Después (10 years after!) matured for four years in concrete followed by four more years in Caucasian oak barrels that polished it. It has an incredible 15% alcohol, which doesn't show...

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    $110.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva Mix Pack

    [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva Mix Pack

    Region: Spain- Rioja
    Farming Organic Sustainably-made

    RIOJA'S TOP PRODUCER BRING YOU BEAUTIFUL RED AND WHITE WINE, PRESENTED JUST AS BEAUTIFULLY IN THIS DEDICATED BOX

      This pack contains two of Valenciso's top release from their current vintages:  1 x 2019 Rioja Blanco (Viura and Grenache Blanc blend)  1 x 2014 Rioja Reserva (Tempranillo) BLANCO 2019 "Yields were down a third in 2019 because of...

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    $125.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 10 Anos 2011

    [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 10 Anos 2011

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    OUTSTANDING AGED RIOJA!

      "This ten years on release is a varietal Tempranillo from two vineyards in Ollauri and cooler Villalba, both at 600 metres so well suited to ageworthy wines. The Russian oak is quite smoky here, but the underlying wine is a classic modern style...

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    $105.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2015 1500mL-Magnum

    [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2015 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    TIM ATKIN 94 POINTS!

      "A beautifully cool, spicy and elegant Rioja with plenty of strawberry sweetness spiked with resin, brown spices, blood and anise notes. It has a supple texture and a fresh, racy finish. Super classy" - Bibendum   "Back to 2010," is...

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    $140.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2014

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    TIM ATKIN 95 POINTS!

      "Cooler vintages like 2014 are ideally suited to the Valenciso style, which always has one eye on longevity and bottle age. This refined Tempranillo comes from vineyards in Briones, Haro, Ollauri, Rodezno and Villalba and has an appealing...

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    $65.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 10 Anos 2008

    [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 10 Anos 2008

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    94+ POINTS WINE ADVOCATE! 94 POINTS TIM ATKIN!

      "The purity of the 2008 10 Años Después transports me to the Rioja wines from yesteryear, even if the élevage was quite different from those wines. This matured in concrete for four and a half years and the spend five and a...

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    $80.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2012

    [SOLD-OUT] Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2012

    Region: Spain- Rioja

    "Valenciso's all-Tempranillo Reserva is drawn from 18 parcels on clay-limestone soils, all within a ten-kilometre radius of the winery in Ollauri. Showing the freshness, balance and precision that's a feature of the bodega's style, this is graceful,...

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    $62.00
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