Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2018 - La Rioja Alta

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Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2018


93 points, “A pretty nose of raspberries, cassis, fresh herbs, vanilla and sweet spices. It’s medium-bodied with round tannins. Creamy and fruity with chocolatey character on the mid-palate. Supple finish with excellent length. Tangy acidity.” – James Suckling 

Pure Tempranillo. Pure pleasure. 2018 was an ‘outstanding’ vintage in Rioja according to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. So, a 2018 Rioja Reserva from such a highly respected producer like this is going to be in high demand.

Displaying sweet coconut, vanilla, wildflowers, spiced caramel, brioche, praline, toffee, cedar, fruitcake, roasted red pepper, garden herbs, yoghurt and chocolate-covered coffee beans layered over ripe cherries, wild strawberries, plums, blackcurrants, redcurrants and raspberries, the silky Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2018 is just the thing to slip into after a long day.

It was crafted using grapes sourced from old vineyards spread throughout Rioja (explaining that immense complexity), in a vintage that provided perfect conditions and very balanced reds. The wine was then filled into American oak barrels that were manufactured by the winery’s own coopers, where it remained for two years before being bottled. Too often overlooked within the stunning La Rioja Alta range, this wine is a stone-cold classic that sits comfortably with everything from barbeques to Sunday roasts, and from creamy cheese sauces to tomato-based pasta.

Formed in 1890 by three families – the Ardanzas, the Aranas and the Alberdis – La Rioja Alta sets the benchmark for the entire Rioja region. They're famed for their classic Spanish reds, which are aged for an inordinately long time in American oak barrels lovingly made by their own cooper. This wonderfully traditional producer still carries out its racking (the process of moving wine between barrels to remove the sediment) by hand and candlelight, the old-school way, making them a go-to for all connoisseurs of Rioja.

£3.13 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3878564

Style No.: 909119

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grapes: Tempranillo
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.5%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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