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D.O. Valdepeñas / Viña Albali

Viña Albali Reserva

This wine was inspired by the clear starry night skies in La Mancha. Félix Solís wanted to create a wine that would capture the pleasure-loving, life-affirming spirit of the Spanish people. He named it Albali after the brightest star in Aquarius.

Viña Albali Reserva is made from a selection of only the best Tempranillo grapes chosen from old vineyards with a small production. Having spent time ageing in oak barrels this variety produces wines with intense ruby red fruit aromas and hints of vanilla and spices.

Variety
Tempranillo
Style
Still wine
Alcohol Graduation
13%
Serving Temperature
Ideally, it should be served at around 16-17° C
 

Region

Valdepeñas takes its name from the ancient city by the same name, that lies on a sun-baked river valley dotted by small rocky formations (Val-de-peñas – Valley of Rocks). Located in the South of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. The area is almost entirely encircled by both La Mancha Denominación de Origen on the North border and Andalusia on its Southern limits. It experiences extreme weather conditions, with temperatures reaching up to over 40 ºC in the summer and dropping to as low as -10 ºC in the winter. The future of this Denominación de Origen lays with its red wines made from Tempranillo; a grape variety that enjoys the ability to age well as crianza, reserva and gran reserva.

Tasting Notes

Intense cherry red. This wine exhibits a complex aroma of vanilla, chocolate, spices and fruit jam. Pleasing and soft palate with a good tannic expression and long smooth finish.

Food Pairing

Versatile wine that goes perfectly with grilled meat and Manchego cheese.

Technical Information

Its expressive tannic components are optimised thanks to a gentle maceration and pumping over for several short periods. After fermenting at a controlled temperature to extract its maximum aromatic potential and elegant tannins, the wine ages in American oak barrels for 12 months. Then, the ageing process continues in the bottle for a period of 2 to 3 years.

Awards

GOLD
2019 Mundus Vini: Viña Albali Reserva 2014
2019 Asian Wine Trophy: Viña Albali Reserva 2014
2019 Gilbert & Gaillard: Viña Albali Reserva 2014
2019 Japan Wine Challenge: Viña Albali Reserva 2014
SILVER
2019 DAWA 90 pts: Viña Albali Reserva 2014