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Altún Reserva 2013

Altún Reserva

2013
Rioja (Spain)

A selection of the best Tempranillo grapes, made in the traditional way, with the grapes de-stemmed,...

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Details for Altún Reserva 2013

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2013

Review

A selection of the best Tempranillo grapes, made in the traditional way, with the grapes de-stemmed, temperature controlled, ensuing maceration for 15 days in tank and ageing in French and American oak barrels for 18 months, with the remaining time in bottle.

A Picota cherry colour with garnet on the rim, the nose is expressive and exhibits considerable intensity, with toasty, spicy (tobacco and black pepper) and oaky notes. On the palate it comes over as full, powerful and elegant, with ripe tannins and notes of very well integrated fine wood. The finish is long with plenty of structure. A complex wine.

Aged for 18 months in French and American oak barrels. Subsequent ageing for a further 18 months in bottle.

Food pairing

Red meats / Grills / Cured cheeses

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Garnet rim
  • Bouquet:Spicy notes / Toasty notes / Higly aromatic / Tobacco / Expressive / Black pepper / Oak
  • Mouth:Powerful / Structured / Elegant / Complex / Ripe tannins / Ageing notes / Long finish / Full / Well-integrated wood

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 17ºC and 18ºC

Bodegas Altún

Bodegas Altún

José Antonio Martínez, a man tireless in his efforts and a complete perfectionist, began to choose vineyards for making his own wines in 1994, and since then he has been continually innovating and experimenting on the land, working on the principle that you can only make the best wine from the best grapes. His philosophy combines ancient expertise with the most modern technology. This results in wines of excellent quality, marketed under the names of Altún, Everest and Albike...