I am a lover of Spanish wines. Boy, am I a lover of Spanish wines- reds, white, rose. You name it I drink it. The region of Rioja, by far the most prominent and productive. The geography and climate lend itself into some spectacular beauties.
Valserrano (Bodegas d la Marques) has over 100 years-5 generations of wine making experience. Producing high quality but very affordable wines in the Rioja. Fermentation is in Allier Oak Casks. Most wines are bottled in majority American oak with a smaller percentage French oak.
The Valserrano blanco is 95% Viura, 5% Malvasia, grown from estate vineyards. A beautiful pale yellow color.
This is a perfect wine for a summer afternoon or evening. Medium bodied with oh so many personalities shining through. All at once you get citrus up front, followed by a and nut notes, think almonds and cashews, then more fruit, passion fruit and other tropical notes. Perfectly balanced, I AM IN LOVE.
I had the pleasure to visit this winery and it was well worth it. I look forward to a return visit one day.