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 2013 completed its ageing process in used, 3rd year oak barrels.
Drink now until 2021.
The red wine Viña Alberdi Crianza has a medium, garnet-coloured robe with a ruby rim.
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.
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 2013 is a textbook Rioja.
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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|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|
Faultless, amazingly priced Rioja.
Pure pleasure embottled. Toffee, red berries, leather, great balance, edgy, very long finish.