Castillo De Albai Reserva

$200.00
Product code: 532

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Vintage: 2013

D.O: La Rioja, Rioja, Spain

Grape Variety: Tempranillo

Origin:
Castillo de Albai reserva is made exclusively with grapes from the best plots located in “La Rioja Alta, Spain”
The Tempranillo grapes are chosen from old vineyards with small production. The result is a superb, elegant and well balanced wine.

Winemaking:
The grapes are carefully selected and handpicked. They undergo the fermentation process at a controlled temperature (26-29ºC) for ten to twelve days. After that, the twelve-day maceration process allows the skins to be in contact with the must, this ensures that the wine acquires its characteristic colour and polished tannins. Finally the wine is aged for eighteen months in new American oak barrels, this ensures the maximum aromas on maturity.

Tasting notes:
Deep cherry red in colour. On the nose, it displays aromas of chocolate, bakery and jam; and aromas of spices and mint. The palate is fruity, elegant, pleasant and well balanced, thanks to the perfect balance between acidity and tannins. It has an intense and long finish.

Food pairing:
This Reserva is a perfect partner for all kinds of meats, grilled vegetables, cheeses, etc. Best served between 16 and 18ºC.

Alcohol content: 13,5 % Vol.

About this Wine:
Decanter, March 2015  
"Complex  spice and cedar aroma, softened by red fruits and bright flavours. A crisp and fruity palate of medium weight and plenty of charm".

International Wine Challenge, 2015 "Traditional style, sweet oaky nose which is mature, fragrant and good depth".

Decanter, July 2015 "Red plum, menthol, spicy cinnamon, cherry and coffee bouquet. Tight and subtle palate which is balanced and stylish. Typical blend of smoky oak and cherry fruit with a lively, youthful appeal. Multi-dimensional and long". 

Awards:
GOLD: 2017 Berliner Wein Trophy Castillo de Albai Reserva 2013
SILVER: 2017 BACCHUS: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2013
SILVER: 2017 Vinalies International: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2013
SILVER: 2017 Mundus Vini: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2013
GOLD: 2016 Berliner Wein Trophy Castillo de Albai Reserva 2012