Vina Albina Gran Reserva

80% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 5% Graciano, the expression of the terroir. The Tempranillo grapes come from vineyards located at high altitudes of between 550 and 700 metres in the most emblematic municipalities of Rioja Alta: Cenicero, San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Peciña, Abalos, Briones, Rodezno and Ventosa. These are low production vineyards with a minimum average age of 35 years and calcareous clay soils of clay loam texture. The Mazuelo grapes come from our estate-owned vineyard “El Cerrado” in Cenicero with calcareous clay soils, over 30 years old and located at an altitude of 450 metres. The Graciano grapes come from our "El Monte" estate in Cenicero. Calcareous clay soil, 25 years old, altitude 450 metres. Sustainable viticulture with minimal use of phytosanitary products. No insecticides, pesticides or herbicides are used to preserve the agro-ecology of the different locations. The zonal selection system classes each parcel seeking the potential of the grapes. A second classification within each parcel allows us to identify areas and variabilities in grapes mainly caused by changes in edaphological composition. The third selection is made through grape tastings. With all of these data the grapes are then hand picked by zones in a process in which the terroir and the variety are the true protagonists. Traditional winemaking, grapes are destemmed followed by gentle crushing. Our highly personalised selection of yeasts allows us to successfully complete alcoholic fermentation. Ageing is in medium toast American oak barrels for 36 months. The wine remains in the bottle for a minimum of 2 years before it is put on the market. Ruby red colour with subtle reddish-orange hues. In the nose its "calling card" is its fresh, attractive notes of sour cherry, wild strawberry and raspberry, which give way to the true identity, personality and character of Viña Albina making it unique and differentiating it from the rest: its floral notes from the landscapes of the different terroirs (violet leaves, rose, lilac), finishing with the crowning touch of woody notes (nutmeg, cinnamon, pink pepper). The mid-palate leaves a powerful and enticing impression. The full flavour and freshness of the cherries, strawberries and raspberries progress towards warm, deep hints of dry tobacco leaves, coconut and black chocolate. Gluten Free. Suitable for Vegans. Contains sulphites.

Product Number: 14
Wine Producer: Bodegas Riojanas Grupo
Vintage: 2016
Region / Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
Wine Colour: Red
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): £18.49-25.99
Is this wine new to the UK?: No