**FREE SHIPPING 12 or more bottles. FREE Shipping Insurance**
Valenciso Rioja Blanco - Rioja

Valenciso Rioja Blanco 2022 - Rioja

Vintage: 2022 | Type: Whites | Producer: Valenciso
Region: Spain
Blend: Viura (70%) and Garnacha Blanca (30%)
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ML

$63.00: as part of any six
$70.00: single bottle
$756.00: Per case of 12 (free shipping)

This fleshy, classy white is crafted from 100-plus-year-old vines of Viura (70%) and Garnacha Blanca (30%). It is sourced from four ancient, low-yielding highland vineyards around Rodezno, Haro and Villalba. After a wild ferment, the wine was aged on lees in Russian, steam-bent, untoasted oak barrels (a fine-grained Caucasian wood that allows for excellent balance between fruit and oak) for nine months. The result is a super-aromatic wine with stone fruits, crushed citrus, mineral saline elements and a silky, fleshy and vibrant palate (racy, yet with good texture thanks to the low yields from the ancient vines). The full and slightly creamy mouthfeel is shot through by invigorating and balancing acidity and the lengthy finish is tinged with salty minerality. Since 2017, the wine has been presented in a Burgundy-shaped bottle, another indication of where its inspiration lies.
Share this wine

Our notes


Producers notes

From humble beginnings, Valenciso has risen to become a leading light among Rioja’s small yet growing band of terroir-focused producers. The story began in the late 1990s when wine industry veterans Luis Valentín (Valen…) and Carmen Enciso (…ciso) left behind outstanding careers at Bodegas Palacio and rented a small warehouse with barely enough space to produce their first vintage of 2,000 cases.

Today, the vineyards and cellar are in the far north of Rioja Alta, in Ollauri, a small village four kilometres from Haro. Believing most of the region’s most outstanding wines derive from commune-specific precincts, Valentin and Enciso chose to focus on Ollauri and its immediate environs. Part of what has been proposed as the Western Sonsierra zone (by Alberto Gil and Antonio Remesal Villar in their compelling book, “Rioja: Vinos Silenciosos”),

FREE SHIPPING for 12 or more bottles

Shipping is FREE for 12+ bottles Australia Wide (*excludes remote postcodes in WA and NT, see below for details and fundraising orders).

Cases are also delivered free of charge, as are any subsequent bottles ordered in addition to the case. The case size is displayed on the product page (i.e. 3, 6 or 12).

If your order is less than 12 bottles, shipping is charged as per your postcode. This charge amount will be visible on the payment page before you confirm and pay for your order.

Depending on where you are located, your wine will be shipped with either Australia Post's Wine Delivery Service or specialist wine delivery service Anonymous Wine Freight.

Subscribe to our mailing list for more news and special offers