D.O. Valdepeñas / Diego de Almagro
Diego de Almagro Gran Reserva de Familia
Diego de Almagro Gran Reserva de Familia is created using the very best grapes from exceptional vintages, from our own estates.
We recommend decanting this wine to enjoy its full potential. It should ideally be drunk from a crystal glass which is absolutely transparent. This wine is ideally served at between 18-20° C.
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.
A deep rich red, this wine is outstanding with a great range of aromas, influenced by its long ageing. It is complex, with light notes of leather, cocoa and spices. On the palate it maintains a perfect tannic balance that promises good ageing potential. The flavours depict rich mature red fruits (cranberry and raspberry), vanilla and oak. It is powerful and very tasty with a pleasant bouquet and a long finish.
Best suited to red meats, stews, game and mature cheeses.
Harvested by hand during mid-September when the grapes are at their optimum maturity. The typical characteristics of the Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are captured throughout the fermentation and ageing. Depending on the vintage, the wine is finished in American oak for a shorter or longer time until it reaches the right point of aging. On average this is at least 24 months. The cycle of ageing is completed in the glass bottle.
2020 Mundus Vini: Diego de Almagro Gran Reserva 2012
2019 Councours Mondial de Bruxelles: Diego de Almagro Gran Reserva 2012
2019 Vinalies Internationales: Diego de Almagro Gran Reserva 2012