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D.O. Valdepeñas / Viña Albali

Viña Albali Gran Reserva

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 Gran Reserva is created using handpicked Tempranillo grapes from the best vines in our own vineyards. This wine ages for a long period in the quietness of our cellars.

Variety
Tempranillo
Style
Still wine
Alcohol Graduation
13%
Serving Temperature
Between 18-20° C. We recommend opening at least half hour before serving or decanting.
 

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

Deep ruby-red in colour with amber tones. This wine has got a complex and elegant aroma of red fruits and hints of leather, green pepper and spices. On the palate it is well balanced and expressive, with rounded and polished tannins. The wine has good storage potential due to its excellent tannic structure.

Food Pairing

It is the ideal accompaniment for any type of meat, stews and mature cheeses.

Technical Information

The fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 26-28 °C. The entire process is designed to obtain the maximum fruit expression and pleasant, polished tannins. The wine is aged in the barrel for at least 18 months, followed by another period of 3 to 6 years in the bottle.

Awards

91 points
2020 James Suckling: Viña Albali Gran Reserva 2012
GOLD
2020 Mundus Vini: Viña Albali Gran Reserva 2012
2020 Berliner Wein Trophy: Viña Albali Gran Reserva 2012
2019 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Viña Albali Gran Reserva 2012
2018 Asia Wine Trophy: Viña Albali Gran Reserva 2012
2019 Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards:Viña Albali Gran Reserva 2011

SILVER
2018 Japan Wine Challenge: Viña Albali Gran Reserva 2012
2018 Gilbert & Gaillard Guide: Viña Albali Gran Reserva 2012