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.
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.