GOLD MEDAL | BEST OF CLASS—Pacific Rim International Wine Competition 2012
GOLD MEDAL —San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association 2012
88 POINTS—"A PARTY IN A GLASS"—Wine Spectator 2011
88 POINTS—TOP SPARKLING WINES—Wine Connection 2011
Wine maker notes
"A combination of floral bouquets and ripe fruit greets the senses. Aromas and flavors of gardenias, apricot, honeysuckle, and peach are profuse. The lively bubbles are accompanied by a slightly sweet finish.
Very pleasant to sip by itself, Allure Bubbly Moscato is a welcome addition to the table where food is being served. Its convivial nature adds festivity and refreshment to any setting.”
—Winemaker, Bob Stashak
Founded in 1988, the Bodegas Valdelacierva Winery is located in the heart of the Rioja Alta (Upper Rioja) Winegrowing Region in the picturesque town of Navarrete, a very important stop on the ”Camino de Santiago”.
The Officially Certified Winegrowing Region (Denominacion de Origen):
Between 1945 and 1953 the body known as the Control Board was designed and incorporated, although numerous documentary references related to protecting the quality and guarantees of Rioja wines existed well before this period.
Rioja is a privileged region for growing vines and especially favourable for the aging of wines. It straddles the Ebro River for a distance of 100 km and its climate varies from one end to the other going from Mediterranean in Rioja Baja (Lower Rioja) to eminently Atlantic in Rioja Alta (Upper Rioja), something that guarantees a great diversity in the characteristics of its wines.
The area in which our winery is located is the so-called Rioja Alta (Upper Rioja) and represents around 40% of the total surface area of the Rioja Region. It contains different soil types, the most important of which are of sandy loam and calcareous clay origin situated in shingly plots. The wines of this sub-area are noted for their medium alcohol content, body and high total acidity, making them extremely apt for aging in barrels..