La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva, 2018, 750ML

SKU: 830301
Sub region: Rioja
Variety: Tempranillo
Rating: Wine Advocate 92

Founded in 1890 by winemakers from the Basque country, La Rioja Alta put the town of Haro in the wine map. The majority of the French vineyards were devasted by phylloxera at the time, and consumers that were looking for other sources of wine supply founded in Rioja the answer for that gap.

Nowadays the estate owns 450 hectares of vines mainly planted with Tempranillo, followed by Graciano and Garnacha. The winery since 2002 retook it's own barrel production, made of American oak dried at their premisses for 2 years.

The yields produced by La Rioja Alta are usually 25% lower than the authorize in the region, producing wines of great concentration.

Vina Alberdi Reserva

100% Tempranillo from Mayorita, El Bardal and El Rebollar vineyards in Rodezno
and Alto del Rey in Labastida. These vineyards are located at an altitude of 500-600 metres above sea level, planted more than 40 years ago in chalky-clay soils.

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.