Castillo de Albai Crianza is made exclusively from the Tempranillo grape variety. The grapes are carefully handpicked from small production vineyards from vines over 80 years-old. The result is a superb wine with ripe, red fruit aromas and hints of spices.

  • Grape

    100% Tempranillo

  • Style

    Still wine

  • Region

    Spain’s most internationally famous wine region is renowned for creating top quality wines with exceptional ageing ability. It lies in northern Spain, by the side of the River Ebro from which the region’s name derived. Elegance and poise is the hallmark of the wines shaped in this ancient region. The variety of its soils, together with the combination of modern and traditional growing practices allow winemakers to produce a wide range of wines that exhibit different personalities, always within the framework that their long-established Qualified Denominación de Origen demands from them. .

  • Tasting Notes

    Vibrant ruby red in colour with aromas of black pepper and cloves, raspberry and plum on the nose and a wonderful powerful but silky palate thanks to the perfect balance between acidity and tannins. A lovely elegant wine with a long finish.

  • Food Pairing

    A perfect partner for all kinds of meat, potatos “ a la riojana” , cured cheeses and roasts.

  • Alcohol Content

    13.5%

  • Best Served

    Between 16-17ºC

  • Technical Information

    The grapes are carefully selected and handpicked before they are put through a 10-day maceration process. The fermentation process is undertaken at a controlled temperature (25-28 ºC) for 8 to 12 days. Finally the wine is aged for 12 months in new American oak barrels, before resting quietly in bottles to ensure complete maturity.

  • About this wine

    “Fresh red fruit, savoury notes with cinnamon and clove and a good acidity balance on the finish”. Castillo de Albai Crianza 2013 – International Wine Challenge 2016

    “Easy berry and plum aromas come across clean and pure. This has a staunch mouthfeel with rubbery, pinching tannins. Earthy, ripe berry and plum flavors turn even riper on the back palate and finish, which lingers in a solid state.” Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2015

  • Latest Awards

    GOLD
    2017 Mundus Vini: Castillo de Albai Crianza 2014
    SILVER
    2017 Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition: Castillo de Albai Crianza 2014
    SILVER
    2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition: Castillo de Albai Crianza 2014
    GOLD
    2016 Berliner Wein Trophy: Castillo de Albai Crianza 2013
    SILVER
    2016 International Wine Challenge: Castillo de Albai Crianza 2013
    SILVER
    2016 Mundus Vini: Castillo de Albai Crianza 2013

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