Vina Alberdi Reserve 2014
After a few months of water shortage, the vineyard acquired a good development in the spring thanks to well distributed rains. A slight landslide caused that, in our vineyards, the clusters were small and loose, having an impact on a lower production but of great quality. The grapes reached the last stage of maturation with a magnificent health and, after the manual selection. We elaborated this wine that stands out for its structure, color and aromatic intensity. They are the main characteristics of this Excellent harvest, valuation officially endorsed by the Regulatory Council.
100% Tempranillo from part of our Las Monjas, Bardal and Las Cuevas vineyards in Rodezno and Alto del Rey in Labastida. These estate-owned vineyards are located at an altitude of 500-600 metres above sea level, planted more than 40 years ago in chalky-clay soils..
Winemaking and ageing
The grapes were picked manually and gently transported to the winery in boxes and refrigerated lorries. Once in the winery, the grapes were destemmed and crushed following the bordelais model. After fermenting, the Vina Alberdi was aged for 3 years in American oak barrels manufactured in-house —the first year in new oak and the second in barrels averaging 3 years in age. The wine was manually racked four times by the light of a candle. It was bottled in December 2014.
Deep, ripe cherry red, with a clean, bright pink rim. Expansive nose, with dominating ripe red fruit, currants and liquorice, rounded off with sweet notes of vanilla, caramel and spices. The Vina Alberdi is particularly well-balanced, with a smooth, elegant entry, medium body and sweet, tasty tannins. Ripe fruit, herbs, vanilla and caramel come together to mark a pleasant, agreeable finish.
Viña Alberdi is characterised by a notable food-pairing versatility. It is an ideal companion to appetisers, snacks and barbecues, perfect with rice, pastas and stews, and great with lightly-grilled meat and fish.