D.O.Ca. Rioja / Marqués de Altillo
Marqués de Altillo Red
Marqués de Altillo Red is made from the Spanish traditional variety known as Tempranillo. The grapes are carefully handpicked from the best vineyards in Rioja during the second fortnight in September just at the right ripening stage.
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 colour with touches of violet. Aromas of red fruits, strawberries and flowers that mirror perfectly on its palate. Smooth and fresh fruit on the palate. Long and pleasant finish.
A good companion to rice, pasta with sauce, grilled meat, cheese or salads.
The grapes are harvested at their optimum ripeness level. A period of cold maceration for 48-72 hours allows the extraction of their skin colour and fruity aromas. The fermentation in stainless steel tanks takes place at temperatures between 21 and 23 ° C for 8-10 days.