In 1980, with the idea of gathering a small and select group of people who love Rioja Alavesa wines, and also its traditions and culture, the “VALSERRANO WINE TASTERS CLUB” is created by BODEGAS DE LA MARQUESA.
By means of the “CLUB”, we offer the possibility of acquiring (by reservation) the contents of a 225-liter Bordeaux BARREL of red wine. This wine is produced from our own vineyards located in VILLABUENA, undoubtedly the best area of RIOJA ALAVESA. (A barrel is equal to 300 bottles: 25 boxes x 12 bottles).
A limited number of BARRELS are aged for the ”Wine Tasters CLUB” , which come from the best barrels of each vintage selected by the oenologist of the winery. This wine will be kept being aged in the winery, until bottling. Subsequently, the bottles will remain at least 6 months in the bottle racks of the winery until being labelled and delivered to each member of the Club. The labelling is done with a special label for the “CLUB”, where each partner can choose to customize their bottles with their name or other registration. The back label of the RIOJA Wine Appellation, certifies the wine as CRIANZA.
The care and craft process of elaboration and ageing allows the wine to be tasted at the moment of delivery, or even better, to be preserved in your own wine cellar for several years, which will certainly contribute to improve their qualities.
Finally, to make our partners feel identified with the winery, our doors are always open for them, and they are invited to follow the process of their wines “in situ” and to use the winery services for their meetings and lunches.