The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Valdaya, Mirum, Ribera del Duero

Bodega Valdaya was set up by Elena and Joaquin Gonzalez as a small family business and is now run by their daughter Miriam. The vision for the winery changed dramatically under her management and in 2013 they took on two young winemakers, Marta Ramas and Miguel Fisac, who have brought the wines into a different league. They only make two wines, for which the fruit comes from a selection of 100% Tempranillo grown on old bush vines vinified in separate parcels using indigenous yeasts. Maceration continues for 28 days in barrel before the free-run wine of each parcel passes into a selection of new barrels according to their potential for ageing – 90% French oak, 10% Hungarian oak, 6 different coopers. Marta and Miguel are immensely talented and these wines are oozing with age-worthy complexity and elegance. These are future classics in the making.

Mirum is the pride of Valdaya, intense with a powerful nose, where the fruit ripeness is surprising, perfectly integrated with the exquisite toasted and smoky touches typical of the best French oak. It also has an aromatic background of great complexity, where the roasted cocoa and the sparkles of violet merge with fresh aromas of undergrowth and black liquorice. In the mouth it is opulent, intense and balanced. With a surprising freshness, which gives way to a silky and very pleasant, mature tannin and in its right concentration. A wine where again the fruit load predominates, with a very long end of balsamic notes, cocoa and coffee. Great fineness and minerality. A gift for the senses.

Wines by grape


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