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 Crianza is made exclusively from Tempranillo grapes and is aged according to the guidelines for a wine with a Crianza status.
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.
Intense ruby red colour. Deep and complex aromas of luscious ripe red fruits, oak and spices. Pleasant and soft on the palate with a good tannic expression and a long finish.
Great with lamb and perfect with tapas.
Ideally, it should be served at around 16-17° C
Fermentation takes place under controlled temperature to make sure the maximum aromatic and tannic potential of the Tempranillo grapes is extracted. The wine is then aged in American oak barrels for 6 months and then, for 2 - 3 years in the bottle. Far beyond the requirements for a crianza wine.
2018 Asia Wine Trophy: Viña Albali Crianza 2015
2016 China Wine and Spirits Awards: Viña Albali Crianza 2012
2016 Sakura Awards: Viña Albali Crianza 2011
2018 Japan Wine Challenge: Viña Albali Crianza 2015