D.O. Valdepeñas / Casa Albali
Casa Albali Crianza
Casa Albali Red is a wine elaborated with a selection of grapes from the best of the family Solís’ own vineyards in Valdepeñas.
Best served at 16-17ºC
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.
Deep and fresh aroma of new wood, long and complex with hints of spices and red fruits. Surprisingly light taste. A good balance of tannins. Creamy and persistent aftertaste.
Perfect for grilled meat, game, Manchego cheese, etc.
Soft maceration with frequent pumping cycles to extract noble tannins, and keep fruity intensity. Temperature-controlled fermentation. This wine ages in American oak barrels for 6 months and for 2-3 years after bottling.
2020 Berliner Wein Trophy: Casa Albali Crianza 2016
2020 Mundus Vini: Casa Albali Crianza 2016
2018 Berliner Wein Trophy: Casa Albali Crianza 2015
2019 Sommelier Wine Awards: Casa Albali Crianza 2015