We are delighted and proud to share with you the launch of our first limited edition Ribera Del Duero wine from our own aged barrel as part of Basco's exclusive membership to Bodegas Valduero's La Tenada wine club. This is a real opportunity to taste a wine from one of the world’s most prestigious wine clubs that only private members can access.
Bodegas Valduero has created a club which brings together major stars of the universal literature, sports, entertainment and arts such as Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Spanish Michelin star chefs Martín Berasategui and Elena Arzak, Dire Straits leadman Mark Knopfler, Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruíz De La Prada and tennis player Feliciano López to name a few.
We have carefully curated the selection and ageing of this wine thanks to the work of our Managing Director Javier De La Hormaza and Bodegas Valduero’s owner Yolanda García Viadero, who have personally selected our own special unique blend of Valduero Una Cepa which has aged for 18 months in barrel and 12 months in bottle before our release. As part of our membership, we signed a personalised barrel with our name on it, in a vaulted cellar excavated 20 metres into the hillside. This signature is assigned a title and membership number, which can be seen in Valduero’s emblematic cellars.
Valduero Una Cepa is one of the most emblematic wines produced by the historic Valduero winery located in Ribera del Duero. A single-variety Tempranillo (Tinto Fino) created from top-quality grapes grown on low-yield vines over 50 years old. To be precise, their 2600 plants produce 2600 kilograms of fruit. That is, each plant produces one bottle of wine and hence its name; Una Cepa (one vine).
Valduero Una Cepa has an intense picota cherry colour and extraordinarily intense aromas. A complex and balanced wine, it offers a perfect blend of fruit and wood with delightful aromas of toast and vanilla, wild red fruit and leather, spices and lavender. Well-structured in the mouth with a perfect combination of alcohol and acidity, it has a fine elegant finish just as you would expect from a splendid example of a great Ribera del Duero red wine.
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The bush vines are not irrigated and no chemical fertilizers are used, just sheep manure. Strict pruning is carried out both in winter and in the growing season, and manual harvesting ensures only the best grapes are chosen. This painstaking process means yields are three times as low as with trellis-trained vines cultivated for high production — but the quality of the grapes is sublime. The fruit is usually harvested during the first week of October collected in small 14kg crates. The grape must is fermented for nine days at controlled temperatures and then macerated with the grape skins for ten more days. The resulting wine is aged in barrels for 18 months and left to stand in the bottle for a further twelve months to achieve a perfect balance between power and elegance.
BUY 12 BOTTLES AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A PRIZE DRAW TO WIN:
• Exclusive invite and tour of the winery
• Wine tasting in the cellars of Valduero
• Gourmet lunch for 2 in their restaurant
*Terms and conditions apply. Prize does not include travel, transfers, and accomodation.