D.O.Ca. Rioja / Castillo de Albai
Castillo de Albai Reserva
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.
2019 Asia Wein Trophy: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2015
2019 China Wine&Spirits Awards: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2015
2019 Gillbert & Gaillard International Challenge: Castillo de Albai reserva 2015
2019 Mundus Vini: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2014
2018 Berliner Wein Trophy: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2014
2019 DAWA 91pts: Castillo de Albai Reserva 2014