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.
Viña Albali Tempranillo is made by extracting the optimum amount of tannin and fruit from the grape in order to preserve the natural flavours and aromas. It proves 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.
The intensive bouquet evokes red berries, violets 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 style foods and is suited to any type of meat and mature cheeses.
Best served between 15-18ºC
Grapes are carefully selected and fermented in temperature controlled tanks between 22-24ºC. The sensation of volume and sweet tannin is achieved by carrying out the malolactic fermentation in American oak barrels and continuing the ageing process for a period of 2 months. This is a young wine that remains in oak barrels for a short time.
About this wine
“Viña Albali Tempranillo. Charming, fresh and juicy wine with red berries and violets. Easy to drink.”
Decanter Magazine (UK)
“94 Excellent, Highly Recommended A medium pungent nose of cassis, violet, and cherry aromas. The fruit takes on a darker tone in the mouth with fresh blackberries and a green peppery note. Firm and a bit grainy in texture, the tongue is laden with a slight cinnamon spice.” Ultimate Wine Challenge 2015
2017 Berliner Wein Trophy: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2016
2017 Ultimate Wine Challente: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2016
2016 Tempranillos al mundo: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2015
2016 International Wine Challenge: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2015