Viña Alberdi Crianza 2018
14.34₣ (Exc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Switzerland
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Their young and fresh red 2018 Viña Alberdi, already a Reserva (Crianza in Spain), matured in oak barrel for two years—in new barrels for the first year and in used barrels for the second year. During the élevage, they racked the wine manually from barrel to barrel four times. 2018 was a year of lower alcohol and more freshness in the wines, and they thought the wines were not designed for the long haul; so, they didn't produce any other wine, and so the only wine from 2018 IS VIÑA ALBERDI! Which means that all the Tempranillo grapes that were destined for 890, 904 and all the other wines went to this wine. They didn't use the Garnacha (which was sold in bulk). So, this is a super- Viña Alberdi, which shows more Crianza style in this cooler vintage but with very good depth and complexity, perhaps a more modern and fresher style. The wine has a seamless palate and a juicy texture, with more color than other vintages, more intensity, more fruit... It has grapes from very good vineyards and poor soils that were never destined for this wine. Highly recommendable and very versatile. It has potential to age. They produced a whopping one million bottles of it. It was bottled in March 2021.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged for 24 months in new and second year American oak barrels.
Viña Alberdi Crianza is a red wine made exclusively from Tempranillo grapes. The grapes come from estates with an average age of over 40 years, located in Rodezno and Labastida de La Rioja Alta, S.A. These vineyards are located at an altitude of between 500 and 600 metres above sea level on clay-limestone soils.
The grapes are harvested by hand and the bunches are selected in the field and transported to the winery refrigerated in boxes that maintain their integrity. The vinification process is carried out after a gentle destemming and crushing. Afterwards, the grapes are transferred to the tanks where they complete the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in a natural way.
The ageing is carried out with an ageing process of 24 months in American oak barrels of our own manufacture, new the first year and four uses the second year.
In the mouth it is a wine with a good structure and a pleasant balance between acidity and alcohol, with soft, sweet and round tannins and a pleasant final sensation.
A very classic wine
Viña Alberdi Crianza is a very elegant red wine, with a fresh and enveloping finish that invites you to drink. It is a worthy representative of the wines of La Rioja.
This red wine stands out for its gastronomic versatility. It is ideal as an accompaniment to aperitifs, snacks, appetizers and barbecues, and is perfect with rice dishes, pastas and creams, as well as with grilled meats and mild fish.
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