Allende 2013

Red wine from La Rioja. Varietal Tempranillo and aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Mono-variety: Tempranillo
Wineries: Finca Allende
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A single varietal Tempranillo, Allende is made by the prestigious winemaker Miguel Ángel de Gregorio from a selection of grapes coming from the 148 plots of vines, 45 years old on average, owned by the Finca Allende winery and located near the town of Briones.

Once in the cellar, the grapes were selected and destemmed. Without being crushed, they were put into stainless steel tanks, macerated at a low temperature for a week and fermented for over a period of 10 days with daily pump-overs. After a second maceration period in contact with their skins, this Spanish red wine completed malolactic fermentation in those same steel tanks.

Afterwards, Allende 2013 from La Rioja was transferred into French oak barrels, where it was aged for 14 months, with rackings being performed every 4 months. This wine from La Rioja Alta was neither filtered nor clarified before its bottling.

We suggest that you aerate this red wine from La Rioja 20 minutes before you drink it.

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Appearance

The Spanish red wine Allende has a clean, bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

An ode to fruit, this Tempranillo is truly protean: blackberries and bilberries, evolving into cranberries, raspberries... you name it. Allende Tinto also suggests some delicate creamy notes, a dash of tobacco, and hints of withered leaves and damp earth.

Palate

On the palate, this Crianza red wine from Fina Allende keeps an overall fruity character, enriched by a wonderful freshness and a yummy quality. Very well-balanced, with prominent notes of toast and Eastern spices. Acidity is remarkable, and tannins are ripe and gentle. Very persistent finish and great ageing potential, as all of Mr. De Gregorio's wines.

Our personal opinion

Earnest and savoury, Allende 2013 pairs excellently with roasts and casseroles. An awfully nice Rioja.

OTHER VINTAGES

Allende 2010:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Allende 2009:

Parker 92. Peñín 91. Enterwine 93.

Allende 2008:

Peñín 92. Parker 89.

Year 2013
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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The classy touch of the old Rioja, plus the fresh and zippy touch of the new one. Perfect combination. I raise my glass for Mr. de Gregorio. His white wine kills it too. Review by Micky Malone (Posted on 24/08/2017)
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