Bodega Valdrinal

Feel what you drink.
Live our grapes.
Understand our wines.

Bodega Valdrinal was born in 2000 after four family generations dedicated to the care of the vines.

Our main goal has always been to produce high quality wines in small quantities.
Our winery is located in the village of Aldehorno, Segovia, belonging/in the A.O. Ribera del Duero.

We are one of the few wineries of the A.O. Ribera del Duero that are in the province of Segovia.

Our vineyards from the variety Tempranillo are distributed across the small towns of the A.O. Ribera del Duero: Aldehorno (Segovia), Fuentenebro and Moradillo de Roa (Burgos).

We also elaborate wine from of the variety Verdejo in the A.O. Rueda.
David Cuéllar the bodeguista
“In Spain they call us – bodegueros - but I prefer to call myself – bodeguista”
(The ending of the word -ista has a greek origin meaning profession, habit, attitude)
“it is not only what we do but how we do it. The land, the vineyard, wines are not only a habit they are an attitude”
“Attitude to observe them, to take care of them and to create them”
ISAAC FERNÁNDEZ the Winemaker
Isaac is a winemaker with a huge experience making wines in the A.O. Ribera del Duero.
He has the extraordinary capacity of getting the best yield to our
Tempranillo grapes.

APPELLATION OF ORIGIN

RIBERA
DEL DUERO

A.O. RIBERA DEL DUERO 25 HA. OF VINEYARDS
CLIMATOLOGY

In Ribera del Duero we have a continental mediterranean climate characterized by soft and dry summers and cold winters with a huge thermal amplitude during the seasons.

Rainfall normally take place at the end of the autumn and during winter and spring.

ALTITUDE

Our vineyards from Aldehorno, Fuentenebro and Moradilla de Roa are located in an altitude between the 910 and the 1050 meters, which make them amongst the highest vineyards of the A.O. Ribera del Duero.

This altitude gives our wines a highest acidity, produced by the thermal amplitude (difference between the highest and lowest temperature) that is used to be registered.

Furthermore, the cluster ripening is slower and more progressive than in lower altitudes.

SOILS

We have different kind of soils:

Limestone with gravel surface: it provides a good alcoholic content, low acidity and an excellent quality to our wines.

Clay soil: It has a better nutrient and water retentive capacity. It gives a more structure and elegance to our wines because of the fact that the grapes’ growth cycles are longer and a higher content of polyphenols during the ripening is reached.

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WINE MAKING

The origin of the quality of our wines lies in the care given to our vineyards during the whole year. We select the best grapes by crop thinning, process also known as premature harvest after what we do a fine harvest.

Once the harvest is finished, the elaboration of our wines is made in temperature- controlled vats in which we do pre-fermentation macerations for 4/6 days.

Once the fermentations are finished, our wines aged mainly in French oak barrels. Our barrel room has 500 barrels that we renovate each three years.

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Our
Red Wines
Tradition Line Red Wines · 100% Tempranillo

The Tradition Line is the history of our family. A family that has always been dedicated to the land, the vineyard, the field and the wine. This history started with our grandparents from the Spanish province of Burgos. They were always working in the vineyards, day after day, from dawn to dusk. Thanks to this effort and dedication that we still maintain, we can enjoy excellent wines.

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The Bodeguista Selection Red Wines · 100% Tempranillo

These wines are the personal creation of David Cuellar
They have a more personal, different and characteristic nuances.
Both are one a kind wines with the stamp of our great winemaker. In these wines quality and uniqueness are the priority.

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APPELLATION OF ORIGIN

RUEDA

A.O. RUEDA Unique character
 

We are very proud of our white wine Valdrinal de Santamaria 100% Verdejo that we elaborate in the A.O. Rueda. The character of this wine, representative of the A.O. Rueda, can be defined because of the following three elements: the grape, indigenous of this area, the continental climate and its soils. The delicate way of the elaboration of the wine make us obtain a high-quality wine. The harvest is made just at the best ripening time of our grapes. All of the process is mechanized to avoid must oxidation and it is done at night so that the grapes arrive at the winery at a low temperature (between 10- 15 degrees). The must is then fermented in stainless steel vats after what it is macerated on its lees for three months and then bottled. As a result, we have a straw yellow color, characteristic of the A.O. with fresh and fruity scents both on the nose and on the palate.

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Our
white wine
VALDRINAL DE SANTAMARÍA White Wine · 100% VERDEJO

Wine elaborated with grapes from the variety Verdejo. It has a very fruity and fresh character. On the palate it is unctuous and has a pleasant entry, with a very well- integrated acidity. It is the perfect match to all kind of pasta, rice, veggies and fish plates.

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VALDRINAL ENTREGA ROBLE 2016

Gold Medal - Mundus Vini

VALDRINAL TRADICIÓN CRIANZA 2012

91 points - Guía Peñín
91 points - Wine Spectactor

VALDRINAL TRADICIÓN CRIANZA 2014

Bronze Medal - Decanter

VALDRINAL TRADICIÓN CRIANZA 2015

88 points - Guía Peñín
Bronze Medal - Cathay Pacific
92 points - Guía Gourmets

VALDRINAL TRADICIÓN CRIANZA 2016

91 points - Wine Spectactor
Grand Gold Medal - Best Wine
D.O. Ribera del Duero - Mundus Vini

VALDRINAL 24, 2014

92 points - Guía Peñín

QUINQ 2015

92 points - Guía Peñín
Bronze Medal - Decanter Asia

VALDRINAL SQR 2007

Silver Medal - Vinalies
Silver Medal - Bacchus

VALDRINAL SQR 2014

92 points - Guía Peñín
94 points - Guía Gourmets

VALDRINAL DE SANTAMARÍA 2011

Silver Medal - Vinalies

VALDRINAL DE SANTAMARÍA 2017

90 points - Guía Peñín
Bronze Medal - Japan Wine Challenge

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OUR WINES
IN THE WORLD
Countries to which we export

 

 

 

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Curiosities
Wine-growing

Surface area - 7,4 millon hectares

Grape production

Percentage of total – 263 million hectoliters

Total consumption

Percentage of total - 244 million hectoliters

PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION

Per capita consumption ( litres per person / year – over the age of 15 )