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Altanza Familia 2012

Altanza Familia

2012
Rioja (Spain)
91
SUCKLING
92
PEÑÍN

The Bodegas Altanza winery was founded with clear aims: to produce quality wines with a more lively ...

£15.92

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Altanza Familia 2012

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2012

Review

The Bodegas Altanza winery was founded with clear aims: to produce quality wines with a more lively style than the classic Rioja wines and to sell them at a fair price, respecting the essence of Rioja but also introducing new technology into the wine-making process... Altanza always offers expressive wines, elegant and pleasant, with a good combination of wood and fruit and a clear-cut personality.

The Lealtanza Reserva Selección Familiar is a limited edition wine, and a clear example of the philosophy of this winery; powerful, elegant, and delicately fruity, this Rioja wine is the sublime result of Tempranillo grapes and its aging in French oak. Harvested from vines over 50 years old, the grapes undergo a malolactic fermentation in French oak vats before the wine is stood to age in oak for a particularly long time — a year and a half. Following this the wine then enjoys a second ageing in 22,000-litre French oak vats to homogenize it before bottling.

Its surprising cherry colour with maroon highlights is a giveaway to what we are about to discover; rich notes of ripe red and black fruit, picota cherries, sweet spices, liquorice, and smoky hints of its time spent in wood. Its strong clear taste on the palate shows us its personality and vigour, and the acidity which defines this fresh and flavoursome wine. The hints of wood are respectful and sufficient, leaving the fruit to the front.

Food pairing

Game dishes / Lamb / Spicy dishes / Meat casseroles / Any type of meat

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Opaque / Garnet glints
  • Bouquet:Lactic notes / Cherries / Smoky notes / Liquorice / Candied fruit / Fruit aromas / Dried fruit and nuts / Almond
  • Mouth:Balanced / Smooth / Spicy notes / Fresh / Smoky notes / Black fruit / Rounded / Balsamic notes / Well-integrated wood / Blackberries

Customer reviews

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by: aereus (19/05/2019) - Vintage 2012

Exquisito y un buen rioja a un buen precio

Un vino excelente. En bodegas Lealtanza llevan años creando buenos caldos desde la humildad, sin grandes alardes. Un caldo que nada tiene que envidiar a las grandes bodegas de rioja y a un precio razonable

by: Annelies und Adelheid (03/08/2018) - Vintage 2011

Super lecker

Rubinrot. Großartiges Bukett aus viel reifen Früchten wie Kirschen, Johannisbeeren, Brombeeren, (Konfitüre), Rosinen. Süffisantes Toastnoten mit Suchtgefahr! Am Gaumen äußerst eleganter Auftritt im klassischen Rioja-Stil. Eindrucksvolles Fruchtspiel, feine Edelholznoten und interessante Mineralik. Die Tannine sind super weich 😋😋😋

by: baquito (05/11/2017) - Vintage 2009

Rioja clasico y correcto buena relacion calidad precio

Es un buen vino que cumple con la inversion realizada en su compra. En boca es correcto y sedoso y te deja un posgusto que te invita a seguir bebiendo. Recomiendo decantar y si queda vino al dia siguiente esta aun mas apetecible y con mas cuerpo.

Bodegas Altanza

Bodegas Altanza

Bodegas Altanza started out in 1998, operated by a group of businesspeople from La Rioja, with the idea of setting up a winery which produced wines of quality that everybody could afford. The winery was created with the intention of making Reservas and Gran Reservas, since ‘Reserva’ was the wine which cellar owners in the past used to reserve for offering to their best clientele. Located in Fuenmayor (Rioja Alta), the winery tries to combine tradition and modernity. For th...