The wines showed magnificent quality thanks to good weather throughout the growing season. During the spring, moderate, well distributed rainfall during the growth cycle ensured good development as well as maintaining the grapes in perfect condition until harvest. The wines from this harvest stand out for their balance between acidity and alcohol content, their high intensity and aromatic quality and excellent ripeness of polyphenolic components, providing us with the necessary elements to make wines suitable for aging.
100% Tempranillo from our Mayorita, Rebollar and Bardal vineyards, as well as selected plots in El Palo, Rodezno and Alto del Rey, Labastida. These vineyards are located at an altitude of 500-600 metres (1600-2000 ft) above sea level, planted in chalky-clay soils more than 40 years ago.
We carried out the harvest by hand, selecting each cluster at the vineyard. The grapes were transported refrigerated in 300-kg (660-lb) boxes to the winery, in order to maintain their full integrity. After light destemming and crushing, the grapes were put in tanks where they underwent alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine was then matured for two years in American oak barrels manufactured in-house; the first year in new oak and the second year in four-year-old barrels. We carried out four rackings in the traditional way, under candlelight, from barrel to barrel, carefully separating the wine from the dregs. Bottled in September 2019.
Intense ruby-red with a cherry-red rim; clean and bright. It stands out for its high aromatic intensity, with marked aromas of red fruit (raspberries, blueberries, redcurrants and red plums), giving way to a wide variety of balsamic notes (vanilla, hot milk cake, nutmeg, caramel and hazelnut). Balance and freshness stand out in the mouth, with pleasant tannins and a smooth, rounded finish that invites you to enjoy this magnificent wine.
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.