V de Valenzuela 2016 Barranco Oscuro
V de Valenzuela is a Spanish wine from Barranco Oscuro that cultivates a very particular autochthonous grape, the vigiriega, which the company itself, on the label, defines as “vigorous, irreverent, generous, inconformist, resistant, indomitable, extra-ordinary, grandiose, autochthonous ". Valenzuela gets straight to the palate with a great balance and with incredible frankness. At the sight it has a straw yellow color, the nose is mainly fruity with hints of apple. On the palate it is medium-bodied, lively and smooth, characterized by an excellent acidity and a marked mineral aftertaste
- White wine Vigiriega
- Bio wine
- Production area (municipality)
- Grape variety
- 1300-1350 meters s.l.
- Type of soil
- Shakes, stones and clay
- System of cultivation
- Double twisted cordon
- Plant density
- 2800 strains per hectare
- Type of harvest
- Straightening, soft pressing and spontaneous fermentation in steel containers and aging for 10 months in oak barrels
- 14,00% vol.
- Serving temperature
- 10-12 °C
- Great for all meals, she marries very well with fish and vegetarian dishes. Try also with white meats cooked with light preparations
- 0,75 l.
- Straw yellow with light greenish reflections
- Fruity with scents where the apple is especially found
- Medium body, lively and sliding, characterized by excellent acidity and a strong mineral aftertaste
In the heart of Andalusia, in the small town of Cadiar, is located the Bodega Barranco Oscuro, a farm owned by Manuel Valenzuela. Manuel, born in 1943 in Marchal, is the penultimate of 9 brothers, and is sent to study with many sacrifices by his modest family in Guadix, where he obtains a diploma and then a Madrid to become an expert in chemistry.The hectic life of the city is not done and after many decisions they decide to return to the serenity of the countryside. At the end of 1979, after marrying Rosa, he and his friend Giorgio crowned his dream and moved to Granada Alpujarra in the Serra Contravie, where the Barranco Oscuro Estate is located, at an altitude of 1368 meters. This large farmhouse was built at the end of the nineteenth century and dominated a land of over 100 hectares mostly cultivated with a vineyard and had a huge, very well-organized cellar.However, the arrival of phylloxera had stopped all activity and I had destroyed all the vines, which had been replaced by almond trees. Manuel, before starting the cultivation of vines, embarks on a journey along the Mediterranean coasts to keep up to date and acquire the necessary skills to start in an organic cultivation, absolutely unknown in those areas.The cultivated vines are those typical of Contraveisa such as the Tempranillo, the Garnacha, the Pedro Ximenez, in whose name Manuel combines the first international grape variety: the Cabernet Sauvignon. These vineyards, which cover an area of 12 hectares, are the highest in Europe, and have arid, poorly schist soil, with scarce difficulties and naturally cultivated crops. Even in the cellar all chemical interventions are banned in order to produce ecobiological wines with a unique and unrepeatable taste, born from the stubbornness of a man who wanted to realize his dream.