Valor de Olivares
In 1996, the Olivares family made their first dessert wine from their oldest, ungrafted Monastrell vines. While the region had a long tradition of Mistelas (aged, fortified grape must), this new release showed that the region could also produce superb dessert wines. That first 1996 OLIVARES Dulce Monastrell caused a sensation upon release, rapidly earning placements on many of Spain’s top restaurants lists.
Respecting local tradition–and convinced that the wine would produce even greater magic after long aging–the family kept a small part of that debut vintage in large old cask. After 25 years slumbering in barrel, the family has bottled this nectar as VALOR de Olivares.