Castillo de Albai Reserva is made exclusively from the best Tempranillo grapes handpicked from old vines. The result is a superb, elegant and well balanced wine.
Spain’s most internationally famous wine region is renowned for creating top quality wines with exceptional ageing ability. It lies in northern Spain, by the side of the River Ebro from which the region’s name derived. Elegance and poise is the hallmark of the wines shaped in this ancient region. The variety of its soils, together with the combination of modern and traditional growing practices allow winemakers to produce a wide range of wines that exhibit different personalities, always within the framework that their long-established Qualified Denominación de Origen demands from them.
Deep cherry red in colour on the nose this wine displays aromas of candied fruits, cocoa and oak. Rounded, savoury well balanced and complex on the palate, with great harmony and a long finish.
A perfect partner for all kinds of meat, cured cheeses and roasts.
The grapes are carefully selected and handpicked before embarking on the maceration process for 8 days to allow the skins to be in contact with must. Must is then fermented at a controlled temperature (26-29 ºC) for 8 to 12 days. This ensures that the wine acquires its characteristic colour and polished tannins. Finally the wine is aged for 18 months in new American oak barrels before resting quietly in bottles to ensure complete maturity for 18 months.
About this wine
“Red plums with black cherry and spice. An earthy, savoury finish Castillo de Albai Reserva 2013” International Wine Challenge 2017
2018 Berliner Wein Trophy: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2014
2017 Berliner Wein Trophy: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2013
2016 Berliner Wein Trophy: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2012
2017 China Wine & Spirits Awards: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2012
2018 Meininger Magazine “Top 100 Rioja Wines”: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2013
2017 BACCHUS: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2013
2017 Vinalies Internationalles: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2013
2017 Mundus Vini: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2013