Rioja / Freshness
- Reserva 2013
The choice for friendship
The vintage was marked by heavy rains and low temperatures in spring which delayed the growing season and resulted in uneven ripening. Fortunately, good weather prevailed in September and October, allowing us to harvest our plots selectively, picking those which reached just the right level of ripeness.
100% Tempranillo from part of our Las Monjas, El Palo and Las Cuevas vineyards in Rodezno and Alto del Rey in Labastida.
Winemaking and ageing
The grapes were picked manually and the selected clusters were placed in boxes and immediately transported to the winery in refrigerated vehicles at a temperature of 14ºC (57ºF). The Bordeaux model was applied, destemming, crushing and vatting the grapes in tanks where they underwent alcoholic and malolactic fermentation under controlled conditions. The wine was aged for two years in American oak barrels manufactured inhouse; the first year in new oak. The wine was manually racked four times by the light of a candle. Bottled in June 2016.
Outstanding, medium-depth garnet-red; clean and bright. The nose stands out for the intensity of aromas of wild strawberries, currants and raspberries, against a balsamic background with notes of vanilla, toasted caramel and ground coffee beans. Warm aromatic entry, with good structure and balance and soft, amiable tannins. The aromatic harmony persists on the finish, with marked freshness and balance.
Viña Alberdi is characterised by a notable food-pairing versatility. It is an ideal companion to appetisers, snacks and barbecues, perfect with rice, pastas and stews, and great with lightly-grilled meat and fish.