Castillo de Albai Red is made from Tempranillo grapes that are carefully handpicked from the best vineyards in La Rioja.
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.
Cherry red with vibrant, violet highlights. The nose is intense with rich aromas of red berries and a hint of strawberry yogurt. Fresh and fruity with a long persistent finish.
This wine is perfect with salads, pasta, rice and white meat dishes.
The carefully selected handpicked grapes are harvested at their optimum ripeness before embarking on a 10 day maceration process. Must is then fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (21- 23 ºC) for 10 to 12 days. This ensures the wine achieves its characteristic colour and maximum aromas aromatic expression.
About this wine
“Ultra fresh with the tiniest amount of spritz accentuating blackberry fruitiness”. Castillo de Albai Rioja 2015 – International Wine Challenge 2016
GRAN TEMPRANILLO DE ORO
2016 Concurso Mundial de Tempranillo: Castillo de Albai Tempranillo 2015
2018 AWC Vienna: Castillo de Albai Tempranillo 2017
2018 Concurso Mundial de Tempranillo: Castillo de Albai Tempranillo 2017
2017 Concurso Mundial de Tempranillo: Castillo de Albai Tempranillo 2016
2016 Bacchus: Castillo de Albai Tempranillo 2015
2016 International Wine Challenge: Castillo de Albai Tempranillo 2015
2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition: Castillo de Albai Tempranillo 2016
2017 The Rioja Masters: Castillo de Albai Tempranillo 2016