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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.
The Spanish red wine Allende has a clean, bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
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.
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.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 91.
Parker 92. Peñín 91. Enterwine 93.
Peñín 92. Parker 89.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|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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