Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz is located in Roa de Duero, in the heart of Spain. The family-run winery represents seven generations of vine growers. The current vineyards date back to 1932 when Tomás Esteban’s father planted 24 acres of vines on the family property. In 1980, Tomás decided to dedicate his time exclusively to the family vineyards. For the next ten years, Tomás and his son Juan Esteban planted and cultivated the vineyards and in 1997, Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz was born.
Today, the Bodegas and Viñedos Valderiz vineyard is made up of 148 acres. Distributed over more than 35 plots on different soil types, the vines were grafted with cuttings from old family vineyards planted 100 years ago. The vines are pruned as traditional low goblet bush vines.
The Esteban family is one of the leaders of organic agriculture in the Ribera del Duero. They do not use any herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. All wines as of the 2018 vintage releases carry organic certification.
Aging is done in barrels selected from the finest French coopers, using 80% French and 20% American oak. The Esteban family has been studying the behavior of concrete on the aging of their wines for years and have had very good results, leading them to confidently begin incorporating concrete into both fermentation and aging processes in recent years.
The Ribera del Duero has a Mediterranean climate influenced by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The region also experiences continentality represented by hot dry summers, long cold winters and 2,400 hours of sunshine per year.
VALDERHERMOSO JOVEN 2020
A strong varietal character, ample and soft on the palate. Bright cherry with lively fruit; fresh and elegant with soft tannins and a long and spicy finish.
The winery’s emblem which represents the wineries identity, know-how and all their years of experience and love of the terroir. This wine also receives the most praise internationally.