This wine was inspired by the clear starry night skies in La Mancha. Félix Solís wanted to create a wine that would capture the pleasure-loving, life-affirming spirit of Spanish people. He named it Albali after the brightest star in Aquarius.
Viña Albali Castillo de Menara red is made by extracting the optimum amount of tannin and fruit from the grapes, while preserving its natural flavours and aromas. It is a living evidence that fruitiness can also have body.
Valdepeñas takes its name from the ancient city by the same name, that lies on a sun-baked river valley dotted by small rocky formations (Val-de-peñas - Valley of Rocks). Located in the South of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. The area is almost entirely encircled by both La Mancha Denominación de Origen on the North border and Andalusia on its Southern limits. It experiences extreme weather conditions, with temperatures reaching up to over 40 ºC in the summer and dropping to as low as -10 ºC in the winter. The future of this Denominación de Origen lays with its red wines made from Tempranillo; a grape variety that enjoys the ability to age well as crianza, reserva and gran reserva.
Its intensive bouquet evokes red berries, violet and light toast aromas with concentrated dark fruits such as blackcurrants. On the palate it is mellow with ripe tannins.
Smooth and fruity, this wine can be enjoyed with light tapas and is suitable to accompany any type of meat and cured cheese.
Between 15-18º C
The grapes are carefully selected and fermented at controlled temperature between 22-24ºC in stainless steel tanks. Then, the wine ages for 6 months in American oak barrels before they are bottled to stay for 2 or 3 years in our cellars. This is a young wine that remains in oak barrels for a short time.