deAlto, Rioja, DOCa Rioja, Spain, 2016

deAlto, Rioja, DOCa Rioja, Spain, 2016

deAlto, Rioja, DOCa Rioja, Spain, 2016

Product Code: 611
Availability: In Stock
  • £11.25


Tasting Note

With hints of spice and red fruits on the nose, de Alto is beautifully balanced and offers layers of red berry fruits on the palate, laced with vanilla and hints of mocha and liquorice.

Food Matching
Perfect accompaniment to char grilled meat, cured ham and tapas.
Producer Profile

Meaning “of height” or "of great respect", deAlto hints at the aspirations of the project and of the quality of what is in the bottle. deAlto craft wines in the best traditions of this classic region but fuse cutting-edge viticultural and winemaking techniques to create a modern interpretation of what they believe to be individual, pure expressions of the Rioja Baja vineyards that they call home.

Viticulture

The Tempranillo and Garnacha used for this wine come from the best vineyards around Azagra in Rioja Baja. The vines are predominantly grown on clay-limestone soil, and minimal intervention is practised. Grapes are all hand-picked in early October.

Winemaking

Upon reception, the grapes are de-stemmed without rollers to avoid crushing and extraction of harsh tannins from seeds and skins and to allow plenty of whole berries to be retained for varietal expression. The grapes are then fermented in 25 ton stainless steel fermenters using inoculated yeasts to give a fruit driven profile without over extraction. The ferment is kept relatively cool, aided by regular pump-overs and once dryness has been reached, the vat is drained and the skins gently pressed, with press fractions kept separate to avoid over extraction and harsh tannins.

Oak Treatment

Time: 6 months; Type: French and American; % oaked: 30; % new oak: None;

Technical Details
ABV 13.5%
Blend Tempranillo 65%, Granacha 25%, Graciano !0%
Closure Diam
Colour Red
Style Still
Suitable for Vegetarians Yes
Suitable for Vegans Yes

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