D.O. Valdepeñas / Casa Albali
Casa Albali Gran Reserva de Familia
Casa Albali Gran Reserva de Familia is a limited edition wine made from Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes handpicked from the Solís family’s own vineyards.
Serve between 18 and 20ºC. Decanting for half an hour before serving would benefit this wine.
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.
Intense and complex on the nose with warm aromas of ripe fruit, chocolate and spices. A smooth, persistent and ample palate, with rounded tannins.
Perfect to combine with grilled steak, in sauce, rice in broth, pâté, cured cheese and Serrano cold cuts.
The whole maceration, fermentation and ageing process is designed to obtain the maximum expression from the two varieties, with noble American oak barrels as their travelling companions.
2017 Mundus Vini: Casa Albali Gran Reserva de Familia 2008
2016 Vinalies Internationales: Casa Albali Gran Reserva de Familia 2008
2016 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Casa Albali Gran Reserva de Familia 2008