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Alcorta Reserva Apasionado 2015

Alcorta Reserva Apasionado

2015
Rioja (Spain)

Every sip of Alcorta Reserva Apasionado brings with it the warmth of a vintage difficult to forget b...

£9.65

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Alcorta Reserva Apasionado 2015

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

Every sip of Alcorta Reserva Apasionado brings with it the warmth of a vintage difficult to forget but without falling into the sensation of a hard, too intense wine. The expertise of the winery both in the vineyards and in the winemaking process has produced a mature wine with expressive aromas and an all-around smooth feeling, while avoiding any excessive tannicity or strength. Don't be fooled by the label's flames — they represent a passion for wine, not an excessive warmth in its taste.

Alcorta Reserva Apasionado is a single-variety Tempranillo wine produced from vineyards planted at high altitudes and under unique conditions. Most vines are over 25 years old and their estate is split into small plots for each grape variety to express itself in the best possible way, bringing all its potential to the firm's wines — including, of course, the Tempranillo used for Alcorta Reserva Apasionado. The resulting wine is barrel-aged for eighteen months, mainly in French oak, before standing for a further eighteen months in the bottle to gain in complexity and roundness.

A splendid Picota cherry colour in the glass is transparent enough to allow the light to highlight its more reddish glints. Aromas of cherries and ripe plums abound, as well as dust, warm spices, and a fine hint of cocoa. It offers subtle sensations of liqueur in the mouth wrapped in refreshing acidity and a level of tannicity which is neither discrete nor excessive. In fact, the bitterness of the tannins are what make the wine a perfect companion for red meat with its fats and proteins. To enjoy it fully, it is worth decanting first and waiting patiently to make the most of the wine's more smoothing touches of mint and bay leaves.

Food pairing

Red meats / Iberian sausages / Semi-cured cheeses

Vineyard

  • Vine age:Between 25 and 30 years

Production

  • Ageing period:18 months
  • Barrel age:New and semi-new
  • Type of wood:French and american oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewRuby-red rim / Cherry red
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Toasty notes / Complex / Spices
  • Mouth:Structured / Smooth / Long / Fleshy

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC

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by: Antonio Rodríguez (08/12/2017) - Vintage 2011

Apuesta segura.

No puedo decir nada negativo de esta bodega y sus productos. Siempre asociados a una excelente relación calidad y precio.

by: A.F. (27/11/2017) - Vintage 2011

semplicemente fantastico

Uno dei miei preferiti da sempre. Alcorta non delude mai, questa riserva 2011 necessita di respirare molto, ma una volta ossigenato si apre ad uno sviluppo di profumi intensi e complessi. Al palato è armonico, avvolgente, giustamente tannico.

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