2019 Rioja Reserva Viña Alberdi, La Rioja Alta

20.92 € / L Incl. VAT, Excl. Shipping
93/100 Suckling
Availability: 182 bottles
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The Rioja Reserva Viña Alberdi is a rather new label from the traditional Bodegas La Rioja Alta. It replaced the Tercer Año in 1978. Vina Alberdi is unusual in that it consists of 100% Tempranillo grapes. These have an average age of over 40 years and grow on calcareous clay soils in different vineyards of the winery, such as Las Monjas, El Palo and Las Cuevas in Rodezno, as well as Alto del Rey in Labastida.
This aromatically more classic red Rioja is aged for twenty-four months in barriques made in the winery's own cooperage. In the first year the barrels are new, then it is transferred to used ones. The Vina Alberdi is the entry into the fascinating wine world of La Rioja Alta and is characterized by a pleasantly low price.

The 2019 vintage is considered one of the best ever in Rioja, but unfortunately with a small crop. The expansive scent of the Vina Alberdi 2019 is reminiscent of cherries, black currants and raspberries, and you can also perceive cinnamon and vanilla. In taste it has an impeccable balance due to its ripe tannins, it shows a lot of pressure due to the extract and an excellent length. It's already a lot of fun, but of course it can also disappear in the dark cellar for a few years.

We recommend this Rioja with dark meat dishes, including those from the grill, game, stews, pasta or Mediterranean appetizers. The Alberdi always cuts a fine figure and combines aromatic tradition with a full body and smooth mouthfeel.

The 2016 vintage was rated 92/100 points in the Guia Penin wine guide, high praise for this class. James Suckling even rates the 2018 vintage as 93/100. No awards available for 2019 yet (September 2023)

Optimal drinking:    now until 2038
Analytical Data: 14.5% alc. vol., 1.9 g/L residual sugar
Ageing: 24 months in barriques
Grape variety: 100% Tempranillo
Ratings: 92/100 Guia Penin (vintage 2016), 93/100 Suckling (vintage 2015 and 2018)
Closure: Natural cork
Type: dry red wine

Bottler: La Rioja Alta, S.A., Avda. de Vizcaya 8, 26200 Haro, La Rioja, Spain
Product from Spain - contains sulphites