Viña Alberdi Crianza 2014

Red wine from La Rioja made from Tempranillo aged for 2 years in American oak barrels.
Crianza. 24 Months in American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Mono-variety: Tempranillo
Wineries: La Rioja Alta
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€11.60
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One of those wines that epitomizes the essence of a region, namely La Rioja, Viña Alberdi is produced by La Rioja Alta.

This Spanish red wine is a single varietal Tempranillo coming from over 30-year-old vineyards located in the towns of Rodezno and Labastida.

The plots are at an altitude between 500 and 600 metres above sea level. Soils are composed of clay and limestone.

After a meticulous harvest, the grapes were destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Then this red wine from La Rioja was transferred into American oak barrels, where it remained for 24 months. During the first 12 months, it was aged in new barrels and racked four times.

After that, Viña Alberdi Crianza 2014 completed its ageing process in used, 3rd year oak barrels.

Drink now until 2021.

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Appearance

The red wine Viña Alberdi Crianza has a medium, garnet-coloured robe with a ruby rim.

Nose

This Crianza red wine by La Rioja Alta is fresh an intense. Aromas of fruit compote, strawberries, toffee, Eastern spices, balsam, Havanna cigars, roasted coffee and Moroccan leather.

Palate

An elegant Tempranillo from La Rioja, with a delightfully gentle character and a classy demeanor. Remembrances of menthol, wet earth, spices, tobacco, black fruit and liquor-infused fruit. Well-balanced acidity and ripe tannins. Long, evocative finish.

Our personal opinion

Easy-to-drink but also substantial, Viña Alberdi 2014 is a textbook Rioja.

OTHER VINTAGES

Viña Alberdi Crianza 2012:

Enterwine 90. Parker 90+. Peñín 92. James Suckling 92.

Viña Alberdi Crianza 2011:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 92. Parker 90.

Viña Alberdi Crianza 2010:

Parker 91. Enterwine 91. Peñín 92.

Viña Alberdi Crianza 2009:

Enterwine 91. Parker 90. Peñín 91.

Viña Alberdi Crianza 2008:

Parker 91, Peñín 92.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo
Pairings bluefish, Cod, Cured cheeses, Eggs, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted white meats, Soups, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
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Faultless, amazingly priced Rioja. Review by Terry Jones (Posted on 27/08/2018)
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Pure pleasure embottled. Toffee, red berries, leather, great balance, edgy, very long finish. Review by St. John Smithe (Posted on 24/10/2017)
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