Viña Alberdi Crianza 2018
Viña Alberdi se encuentra entre los vinos más jóvenes de La Rioja Alta, S.A. Procede de viñedos ubicados en las zonas más elevadas de las fincas de la bodega. Suave, goloso y muy agradable, es un vino que invita a seguir bebiendo y que destaca por su versatilidad gastronómica.
Chuletitas de cordero a la parrilla con salsa de granada
La textura grasa de las chuletitas y los aromas de la granada irán genial con un vino tan aromático y de suave paso por boca como este Viña Alberdi.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
A pretty nose of raspberries, cassis, fresh herbs, vanilla and sweet spices. It’s medium-bodied with round tannins. Creamy and fruity with chocolatey character on the mid-palate. Supple finish with excellent length. Tangy acidity. 100% tempranillo. Drink or hold.
Their young and fresh red 2018 Viña Alberdi, already a Reserva (Crianza in Spain), matured in oak barrel for two years—in new barrels for the first year and in used barrels for the second year. During the élevage, they racked the wine manually from barrel to barrel four times. 2018 was a year of lower alcohol and more freshness in the wines, and they thought the wines were not designed for the long haul; so, they didn't produce any other wine, and so the only wine from 2018 IS VIÑA ALBERDI! Which means that all the Tempranillo grapes that were destined for 890, 904 and all the other wines went to this wine. They didn't use the Garnacha (which was sold in bulk). So, this is a super- Viña Alberdi, which shows more Crianza style in this cooler vintage but with very good depth and complexity, perhaps a more modern and fresher style. The wine has a seamless palate and a juicy texture, with more color than other vintages, more intensity, more fruit... It has grapes from very good vineyards and poor soils that were never destined for this wine. Highly recommendable and very versatile. It has potential to age. They produced a whopping one million bottles of it. It was bottled in March 2021.
La Rioja Alta didn't make any 904 or 890 Gran Reservas in 2018, so this lesser wine benefited from the decision. It's a fresh, modern, perfumed Tempranillo with subtle American oak spices, supporting acidity and layers of sweet red berry fruit. Forward, bright and easy drinking. 2022-28