Red Wine Altanza Reserva 2017

Vegan red wine from Rioja. Varietal Tempranillo aged for 18 months in barrels and for 3 months in French oak vats.
Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Altanza
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Availability: In stock

Regular Price: €12.80

Special Price €12.10

Product Description

Tradition and innovation meet in Altanza Reserva, an amazing value from Bodegas Altanza.

This varietal Spanish red wine is produced from over 50-year-old Tempranillo vineyards planted in different locations across the Rioja Alta region.

Following a philosophy of minimum intervention, the grapes were handpicked and manually selected. Fermentation and maceration took place in stainless steel tanks, where the wine must remained in contact with the grape skins in order to extract colour, tannin and aromatic compounds.

After being transferred into French oak barrels, this Reserva red wine from La Rioja completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for over a period of 18 months. Then this vegan wine spent a further 3 months in big Allier oak vats.

Finally, Altanza Reserva 2017 was bottled and aged for another 12 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.

Aerate this Rioja red wine 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Altanza Reserva is medium ruby with a reddish rim.


Elegance is the word here. This varietal Tempranillo shows fine notes of Moroccan leather, Havanna cigars, damp earth and woodland, with notes of menthol and balsam. This Rioja reserva also shows notes of fresh red berries and liquor-infused black fruit.


This wine of Bodegas Altanza is nearing its peak. Excellent balance between the fruit and the oak, with flavours of wild berries, balsam, liquorice and a dash of cinnamon. Lively acidity, ripe tannins and long, creamy-toasted finish.

Our personal opinion

A flawless Rioja, Altanza Reserva 2017 is a great match to hearty dishes.


Altanza Reserva 2015:

Enterwine 91. Suckling 92. Guía Peñín 91.

Altanza Reserva 2014:

Enterwine 91.

Lealtanza Reserva 2012:

Enterwine 91. James Suckling 92. Guía de Vinos ABC 2017 93. Peñín 90.

Lealtanza Reserva 2011:

Enterwine 91. "Top 100 Best of Spain" - Prowein. Gold Medal - Mundus Vini / Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

Lealtanza Reserva 2010:

Peñín 90. Enterwine 92.

Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles / Tempranillos al Mundo Contest / Berliner Wine Trophy 2016.

Lealtanza Reserva 2008:

Parker 90 and Peñín 89.

Lealtanza Reserva 2007:

Peñín 90.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Vegan Yes
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides J. Suckling 92. T. Atkin 90. Decanter 90.
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
A round, pleasant wine, typical Rioja. Good buy. You can't go wrong with this wine.
Review by (Posted on 4 October 2017)
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