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.
The native Airen grape is the single most planted vine variety in the world due to its tolerance of hot, dry conditions and poor soils.
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.
Pale lemon in colour. On the nose it is clean, fresh and fruity with herby aromas. The low alcohol content and balance between its sweetness and acidity create harmony and a particular fineness providing predominantly soft citrus flavours on the palate.
Ideal with fish and seafood dishes especially sardines and prawns, salads and even a sweet dessert.
Chilled (7- 9ºC)
The best grapes are selected to produce this sweeter style wine. Modern wine making techniques are employed to produce a delicate wine. The fermentation is then stopped via cooling at the optimum time.