La Rioja Alta - Viña Alberdi
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Region: Spain / Rioja
Type: Medium-bodied red wine
Vineyards: Located in Mayorita, Rebollar, and Bardal vineyards, as well as selected plots in El Palo, Rodezno and Alto del Rey, Labastida.
Vinification: Bordeaux process. After destemming, crushing and vatting the grapes
in tanks, they undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation.
Aging: For two years in American oak barrels.
Color: Medium depth, garnet–red with an intense pink rim.
Nose: High aromatic intensity with dominating ripe fruit: raspberries, red cherries, wild strawberries and red currants set out against a balsamic background of vanilla, toasted caramel, biscuits, coffee, and sweet mints.
Palate: Good acidity, great freshness and balance, and mild, friendly tannins. Aromatic harmony persists through the aftertaste, with notes of red fruit jam, prunes, coffee, vanilla, and caramel.
Food pairing: Appetizers, snacks and barbecues, perfect with rice, pasta and creams, and great with lightly-grilled meat and fish.