D.O.Ca. Rioja / Castillo de Albai
Castillo de Albai Crianza
Castillo de Albai Crianza is made exclusively from the Tempranillo grape variety. The grapes are carefully handpicked from small production vineyards from vines over 80 years-old. The result is a superb wine with ripe, red fruit aromas and hints of spices.
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.
Vibrant ruby-red in colour in the nose it shows aromas of spices and ripe fruit with notes of fine wood. In the palate it is powerful, yet elegant and balanced. Long and intense finish that combines flavours of ripe fruit and wood.
A perfect partner for all kinds of meat, cured cheeses and roasts.
The grapes are carefully selected and handpicked before they are put through a 10-day maceration process. The fermentation process is undertaken at a controlled temperature (25-28 ºC) for 8 to 12 days. Finally the wine is aged for 12 months in new American oak barrels, before resting quietly in bottles to ensure complete maturity.
2022 Berliner Wine Trophy: Castillo de Albai Crianza 2018
2022 Vinalies Internationales: Castillo de Albai Crianza 2018
2022 Mundus Vini: Castillo de Albai Crianza 2018