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.
This rosé wine is as delicate and fresh as a young white, but at the same time has the structure of a good red.
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.
With a characteristic rosé colour, this is a wine that is light, clean, fresh, and fruity. It maintains its original aroma of strawberries and fresh red fruit on the nose. On the palate it is well-balanced, refreshing and has a clean, long-lasting finish.
Ideal with seafood, fish dishes and soups.
Between 10 -12º C
The grapes were machine harvested from 25-30 year old vines in September. Viña Albali Rosado is made using the traditional rosé method, combining the latest technology with careful attention to detail during each stage of the process. The grapes undergo controlled cold maceration, prior to fermentation, which allows the skins to remain in contact with the must until the wine acquires its characteristic rosé colour. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperatures between 14-16 °C in order to get powerful and fruity wine.
About this wine
“Very intense cherry-red. The nose offers up upfront blackcurrant notes and a faint floral scent of roses. A pleasant,
fruity, light wine showing real drinkability. Makes a very good partner for spicy foods.” Viña Albali Rosado Gilbert & Gaillard 2015
2017 International Wine Challenge: Viña Albali Rosé 2016
2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition: Viña Albali Rosé 2016
2016 The Global Rosé Masters: Viña Albali Rosé 2015