Castillo de Albai Red is made from Tempranillo grapes that are carefully handpicked from the best vineyards in Rioja.

  • Grape

    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

    Deep cherry red with purple reflections. Powerful aromas of red fruits, strawberries and flowers on the nose. Fresh and smooth on the palate, while the fruit intensity mirrors the aromas. A lovely long finish.

  • Food Pairing

    A wonderful wine to compliment a range of dishes including red meat, pasta, cheese and paella, and some fish dishes like “bacalao a la riojana”.

  • Alcohol Content

    13%

  • Best Served

    Between 16-17ºC

  • Technical Information

    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

  • Latest Awards

    BRONZE
    2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition: Castillo de Albai red 2016
    GRAN TEMPRANILLO DE ORO (GRAND GOLD)
    2016 Tempranillos al mundo: Castillo de Albai red 2015
    SILVER
    2016 Bacchus: Castillo de Albai red 2015
    SILVER
    2016 International Wine Challenge: Castillo de Albai red 2015
    BRONZE
    2016 Decanter World Wine Awards : Castillo de Albai red 2015

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