D.O. Valdepeñas / Viña Albali
Viña Albali Tempranillo
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 Spanish people. He named it Albali after the brightest star in Aquarius.
Viña Albali Tempranillo is made by extracting the optimum amount of tannin and fruit from the grape in order to preserve the natural flavours and aromas. It proves that fruitiness can also have body.
Best served between 15-18ºC
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.
Its intensive bouquet evokes red berries, violet and light toast aromas with concentrated dark fruits such as blackcurrants. On the palate it is mellow with ripe tannins.
Smooth and fruity, this wine can be enjoyed with light tapas and is suitable to accompany any type of meat and cured cheese.
The grapes are carefully selected and fermented at controlled temperature between 22-24ºC in stainless steel tanks. Then, the wine ages for 2 months in American oak barrels. This is a young wine that remains in oak barrels for a short time.
2019 Mundial del Tempranillo: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2018
2018 Sakura Awards: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2016
2018 Concurso Mundial del Tempranillo: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2017
2018 AWC Vienna: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2017
2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2017