Vina Valoria Rioja 1973

That '70s wine.

Vina Valoria Rioja 1973

1973, La Rioja Spain
  • Made by the 5th oldest producer in Rioja, one of only 10 producers who can release "old" wines before 1980
  • From the 1973 vintage - now 46 years old!
  • Stunning opportunity to try a quality, perfectly aged Spanish Rioja now 46+ years old, very limited stocks!
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    Rioja is one of the world’s most famous wine growing regions and this winery, Vina Valoria, can brag that they’ve been producing wines from the area since the 60s….1860’s that is! That makes Vina Valoria the fifth oldest producer in the region and one of only ten producers to be allowed to release “old vintages” from before 1980.

    NZ Master of Wine Steve Bennett regularly travels through Europe sniffing, swirling and spitting his way through thousands of wines to find the best and the best of the best to chuck on a boat and bring into Aotearoa.

    This is their mightily impressive 1973 Rioja. At 46 years of age and still going strong this is (just about) older than anyone in our office – and more than a couple of the younger warehouse boys put together! This is a rare opportunity to try a wine of this kind of age with each bottle individually numbered too.

    Dust off the cork screw (you’ll need it here!) and pair this Spanish beauty with roasted and grilled red meats, especially lamb, as well as mature cheeses and hearty stews. Open this one up and let it breathe for an hour or so before pouring – then enjoy!

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Cork

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