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 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.

  • Grape

    Tempranillo

  • 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

    Its intensive bouquet evokes red berries, violet and light toast aromas with concentrated dark fruits such as blackcurrants. On the palate it is mellow with ripe tannins.

  • Food Pairing

    Smooth and fruity, this wine can be enjoyed with light tapas and is suitable to accompany any type of meat and cured cheese.

  • Alcohol Content

    13%

  • Best Served

    Best served between 15-18ºC

  • Technical Information

    The grapes are carefully selected and fermented at controlled temperature between 22-24ºC in stainless steel tanks. Then, the wine ages for 6 months in American oak barrels before they are bottled to stay for 2 or 3 years in our cellars. 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)

    “A pale purple robe with sultry black cherry, blueberry, nutmeg, coffee grounds, and sage aromas draws you in. Incredibly fresh and uplifted on the palate with bright fruit, herbs, and spice flavors that lead into a dry, smoky finish.” Viña Albali Tempranillo 2017 – Ultimate Wine Challenge 2018

  • Latest Awards

    GOLD
    2018 Sakura Awards: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2016
    2017 China Wine & Spirits Awards: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2016
    2017 Berliner Wein Trophy: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2016
    89 POINTS / VERY GOOD, STRONG RECOMMENDATION
    2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2017
    92 POINTS
    2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2016
    SILVER
    2017 Concurso Tempranillos al Mundo: Viña Albali Tempranillo 2016

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