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Viña Alberdi 2018

Viña Alberdi

2018
Adorably classic

£16.50

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production500,000 - 550,000 bottles

The wine

Viña Alberdi is a classic and one with character. Describing a wine as classic can sometimes seem too easy or even appear an over-simplification of its personality, which couldn't be further from our intention. It is a classic, three times over: not only in colour, but on the nose and on the palate. Classic as synonymous with having great merits, being particularly appealing, very versatile gastronomically and the sort of wine that always tempts you to come back for more. A classic, and not just another Rioja, this is a wine brimming with fine attributes.

Viña Alberdi is named after Don Nicolás Alberdi, the winery's president from 1947 to 1952, and its first vintage year was 1974.

What does this wine taste like?

Viña Alberdi exudes an excellent aroma, very fresh acidity and well-integrated oak; it's fruit-forward and has a most pleasant finish, with refreshing notes of pine needles. A wine which, even though it doesn't attain the same seriousness as some of the house's emblematic wines, is certainly not lacking in elegance or seduction. Its aromatic complexity, with aromas of Morello cherries, ripe fruit, orange peel, humus, tobacco, wax and leather, intensifies on the palate and offers a mix of seriousness and sensuality.

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

aperitivos
Appetizers
entrantes
Starters
embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
verduras-y-hortalizas
Vegetables
aves-y-carnes-blancas
Poultry and white meats
carnes-rojas
Red meat
quesos-curados
Cured cheeses
arroces
Rice
cocidos-y-potajes
Stews and soups

Chicken with raisins and plums, Pork, Meat rice dishes, Feathered game, Duck a l'orange, Cured cheeses

Ratings and awards

201692 PN93 DC
201591 PK
201490 PK
201290+ PK
201190 PK
201091 PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínDC: Decanter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The classic Haro-styled red 2015 Viña Alberdi, sold abroad with the mention of Reserva and in Spain as Crianza, is a good introduction to the house style: balsamic reds with abundant notes of sweet spices and cigar ash, developed aromas of forest floor and a creamy twist making small concessions for a fresher and cleaner profile in the last few years but keeping the classic style. There are notes of ground tobacco and earth, and the palate is seamless and sleek, with polished tannins and a soft mouthfeel. There are 550,000 bottles of this wine, all produced from a single master blend. It was bottled in September 2018 after two years in American oak barrels.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/10/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2015 - 91 PARKER

Customer reviews

4.4/5
39 reviews
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Wine making

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period24 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodAmerican oak

The winery

La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta

La Rioja Alta is one of Rioja's historic wineries, creator of such emblematic brands as Viña Ardanza, Viña Arana, Viña Alberdi, Gran Reserva 890 and Gran Reserva 904. All of their wines are excellent and clearly exemplify what it means to be a great Rioja classic these days, in present times. Their wines are elegant, complex and sophisticated like those of the past, but with more body, colour and robustness, wines adapted to the gastronomical demands of...

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