Viña Albali Castillo de Menara Verdejo

Inspired by the clear, starry night sky, Félix Solís wanted to create a wine that would capture the pleasure-loving, life-affirming spirit of the Spanish people. He named it Albali after a star in the constellation of Aquarius.
In Spain the Verdejo variety is a byword for a fruity, light white wine that gives real pleasure! Menara is the result of a careful selection of the best Verdejo grapes. Although, it is a young wine, it has great structure.

  • Grape


  • Style

    Still wine

  • Region

    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. .

  • Tasting Notes

    This fresh and intense wine has flowery and fruity aromas. On the palate, it has a rich smooth body with balanced acidity and hints of fennel, herbs, citrus, melon and peach.

  • Food Pairing

    Great match with fresher, lighter cuisine especially fish and seafood dishes from sushi to calamari. The wine is also perfect with the traditional roast suckling pig of Old Castille.

  • Alcohol Content


  • Best Served

    Chilled (7-9º C)

  • Technical Information

    Much of the harvest is done at night to guarantee temperatures of below 12ºC to ensure the maximum potential of the Verdejo grape. Every step of the winemaking process includes careful handling so that oxidation of the juice and wine is avoided. Maceration with the skins is carried out at a low temperature. The fermentation takes place at approximately 14-16 ºC for up to 12-15 days, in order to obtain the maximum aromatic potential.

  • Latest Awards

    2017 International Wine and Spirits Competition: Viña Albali Castillo de Menara Verdejo 2016

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