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Tim Atkin MW publishes his acclaimed Rioja Report 2023

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Conde Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria Brut Nature 2017, on the podium as “Best Sparkling Wine of the Year”;

Conde Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria, “White Wine of the Year” for the 6th consecutive year.

Once again, Tim Atkin MW publishes his renowned Rioja Report 2023 and once again, two of our wines from our spectacular Finca Alto Cantabria are on the podium of the best of Rioja.

In addition, eight of our wines have obtained scores above 91 points, and two of them are among the best Rioja wines of 2023 with 95 and 94 points.

Our Alto Cantabria vineyard, highlighted again by Tim Atkin

Our Finca Alto Cantabria “Viñedo Singular” becomes especially important in this Report, positioning two of our wines from that plot on the podium. Tim Atkin doesn’t hide his special fondness for one of our most important wines, and this year our Finca Alto Cantabria Brut Nature 2017 becomes the best sparkling wine of the year in Rioja.

CV Finca Alto Cantabria Sparkling Viñedo Singular
CV Finca Alto Cantabria Sparkling Viñedo Singular

We shouldn’t be surprised that this sparkling wine is so impressive, given that the source of its base wine is the Finca Alto Cantabria, also responsible for one of Rioja’s best whites. Aged on its lees for 40 months, it takes the region’s bubblies to a new level of quality, combining a fine mousse with subtle wood notes and flavours of citrus, brioche and white pepper. Very promising indeed.

Tim Atkin MW

In addition, our wine Conde Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria received the title of “White Wine of the Year” for the 6th consecutive year. This is one of the best white wines from Rioja and ages brilliantly.

Conde Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria white Viñedo Singular
Conde Valdemar Finca Alto Cantabria white Viñedo Singular

Produced as a plot wine since 1989, with a distinguished track record to prove it, this Viura comes from an 8.5 hectare limestone soil vineyard located at an altitude of 490 meters on Monte Cantabria, just outside Logroño.
Marked acidity, structured and still young. Scented notes of French oak, with wonderful precision and concentration and flavors of citronella, lime and spices.

Tim Atkin MW

The Rioja Special is completed with another six wines from Valdemar. It is worth mentioning the 94 points obtained by Balcón de Pilatos Maturana, one of our most original estate wines.

Four wines have been awarded 93 points: Conde Valdemar Reserva , our most balanced and versatile wine; Conde Valdemar Edición Limitada , elegance and distinction in its purest state; La Gargantilla Garnacha, a wine with charisma and style; and Conde Valdemar Gran Reserva, our tradition and know-how.

The 91 points went to Las Seis Alhajas Graciano, a bold and powerful wine.

Proud of the scores that Tim Atkin MW has published in his renowned Rioja Report 2023. We will continue working to offer wines that show the highest quality of our land.

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