Viña Albali Gran Selección is made from tempranillo grape variety. Grapes are chosen from vineyards with a production of 4,000 Kilograms per hectare. The harvest is carried out by hand, which means that all the bunches of grapes arrive intact at the winery in excellent conditions.
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.
Red ruby colour with purple reflections; aromas of fruit with balsamic hits; flavours of sweet fruit, very pleasant and very well balanced.
Lentils or peas soups, roasted meat and potatoes rice, chorizo, ham, strong cheeses, etc..
Between 15 y 18ºC.
Grapes are macerated at cool temperatures to allow for the gentle extraction of sweet tannins and complex compounds, which encourages the production of a wine with an expressive character to compliment the red berry flavours typical of Tempranillo. Fermentation then takes places between 22 and 25 ºC.
Viña Albali Gran Selección is aged in American oak barrels for 2-3 months, which provides body and structure to the wine. Malolactic fermentation also take place to soften tannins.
About this wine
“Generous and juicy Tempranillo from Valdepenas at a crazy price; fresh and tangy with a long, lively finish; racy and bright, modern and long”. 88 Points – The Tasting Panel Magazine – September 2018.
2017 Concurso Mundial de Tempranillo : Viña Albali Gran Selección 2016
2018 Berliner Wein Trophy: Viña Albali Gran Selección 2017