The prestigious wine competition of Fiesta de la Vendimia de Rioja Alavesa has gone ahead for another year. In its 27th edition, 247 wines were presented in nine different categories, among which two whites from Bodegas Valdelana stood out. Familia Valdelana Blanco and AGNVS Malvasía have been awarded as best young white and best white in barrel, respectively.
A cause for joy for our winery where, since 2015, we have a firm commitment to making high-quality whites. After much effort and work in developing them, getting these results is considered a total success. This award is in addition to those we obtained in previous editions of this contest, such as the two awards for the best “crianza” in 2019 or the one for the best singular wine in 2018, among others.
Our winemaker Juan Valdelana, author of the wines, collected the awards for the best white of the Rioja Denomination of Origin. In recent years, Juan has been working in other wine regions such as Tenerife, Rías Baixas and Napa Valley, learning from the best professionals to produce high quality white wines.
The Rioja Alavesa Harvest Festival has been held since 1994 and its wine competition is one of the most important in the DOCa Rioja: a blind tasting and a high-quality jury endorse it. In Juan’s words: “There is no greater pride for us that our wines win in blind tasting contests, where quality and good work prevail above all else”. We are waiting for all of you in Elciego to taste these white wines that will not leave you indifferent.