Valduero is a family winery and one of the first to be founded under DO Ribera del Duero. It was created by Gregorio García Álvarez in 1984 in the small Burgos town of Gumiel de Mercado, located 16km northwest of Aranda de Duero, in the heart of Ribera del Duero. At that time, there were only half a dozen bottling wineries in the region, and despite being a wine-growing area with a long tradition accredited among connoisseurs for its quality, it was an area unknown to the general public. These were also the origins of DO Ribera del Duero's Regulating Council.
Yolanda García Viadero, daughter of the founder and agricultural engineer, discovered at that time the traditional viticulture of the area and the Tinto Fino grape from those vineyards. She describes this grape as "exceptional and unique in Spain, with the strong character of an exclusive terroir that provides a structure and total acidity to the wines, placing them at the highest levels of quality in the world". This idea is the fundamental basis of the Valduero philosophy, which has become the company's standard today.
At Valduero, it has always been very clear that the wines had to be excellent in every way, to satisfy and make the consumer enjoy. That is why the wines are aged and kept in the winery, until they reach roundness and a great harmony always based on power. For this reason, Valduero has concentrated on making Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva wines.
Yolanda is convinced that a great grape needs time and care to develop and give its best. She considers it absolutely necessary to take time to age both in the barrel and in the bottle, taking care of the smallest details that respect what comes from such unique vines.
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