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Alcorta Reserva Apasionado

Alcorta Reserva Apasionado
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Alcorta Reserva Apasionado
Red wine Reserva. 24 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Alcorta
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Reserva. 24 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Alcorta
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Alcorta Reserva Apasionado

Alcorta Reserva Apasionado is a red wine from the IO Rioja prepared by the Alcorta winery, from the Domecq group. This is a single varietal Tempranillo, a grape typical of this area.

The grapes come from vineyards which mostly exceed 25 years. The harvest is done manually and certain plots are reserved for this wine.

Alcorta Reserva Apasionado is aged for two years in new and nearly new American and French oak barrels. Subsequently, it spends a year in bottle.

This wine, grown in La Rioja Alta, is a clear example of Rioja Tempranillo. The Alcorta winery, part of the natural landscape and respective of the environment, together with the collaboration of the oenologist Elena Adell, spends year after year working for the best wines.

Serve at 17.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Roasts, Stews, Grilled red meats, Game animals, Cold meat, Mature cheese

Tasting notes Alcorta Reserva Apasionado

After a winter with normal temperatures and rainfall for D.O.Ca Rioja, high temperatures in spring and summer market his year, as well as the absence of rain at the most dangerous times for the vineyard. These factors led to very healthy vines, but the harvest was brought forward three weeks on average. As a result, this year was rated as a very good one in the area, with the only drawback of not reaching full ripeness. Therefore, the wines from this vintage are those typical from Rioja, with a slightly higher alcoholic strength and a good balance between acidity and ripening.
It was a fairly balanced year until the harvest season arrived. The beginning of the cycle, in October, started with high temperatures, and it was not until mid-November that the first frosts began and the leaves of the vines began to fall to prepare for winter. Throughout the winter, rainfall was generous and water reserves could be secured for the growth cycle period. During the months of March and April, there was an increase in temperatures that led to the good sprouting of the plant. The growth cycle of the vines was suitable, and the sudden rise of temperatures resulted in quite a fast blooming. There was an optimal growth of the fruit, until the harvest season, when rains damaged the state of the grapes and caused a drop in production. This is a good vintage, but the last rains damaged the final result. The wines are good and can be drunk in the short- and mid-term, they have a medium body and material.
This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
An excellent vintage in Rioja. With a mild autumn, and a cold and rainy winter, the growth season began with enough resources for the perfect development of the vines. During this period, there were no pests and diseases until the end of the growth cycle. During the harvest, there were no significant rains, so the health and ripening of the grapes were excellent. A great year with great aged wines that can be stored for a long time. Perfect balance between the most amiable tannins and the good acidity, which give these wines an extraordinary length.
2010 was considered the perfect vintage after some very good years. An optimal growth cycle, without incidents regarding the health of the vineyards. The harvest took place during a magnificent state of the vines and with a moderate production, with good fruit setting and slow ripening. A great year with excellent ageing potential, which resulted in spicy and fruity wines, with a very good structure and acidity.
Sight Intense red. Bright and neat, deep. Nose The intensity is medium to high. Aromas of ripe, fleshy red fruit. Spicy hints of aging. Taste Good entry, spicy and toasted flavours. The taste is balanced and has good acidity. Red fruit aftertaste.
Sight Cherry red colour with ruby edge. Clean and bright, with a great depth. Nose Clean nose, with medium-high intensity. Ripe and fleshy red fruit stands out, but it is quickly melted with the toasted hints, the creamy notes and the final spiced touches typical of its ageing. Taste Good attack. In the mouth, unlike the nose, pleasant spiced and toasted sensations predominate during the attack. Tasty and silky mid-palate. Balanced, with a correct acidity. Great finish with an aftertaste of red fruit. For being a Reserva wine, it is pleasant and easy drinking.
Sight Intense ruby colour, with pale maroon edges. Clean and bright. Nose Clean nose, medium-high intensity. Ripe and fleshy red fruit dominates at first and then melts with toasted, creamy notes and spicy touches from its ageing. Taste Good attack. Unlike the nose, spicy and toasted sensations are felt at first. On the palate it is tasty and silky. Balanced, with the correct acidity. A good finish with an aftertaste of red fruit. For a Reserva, this wine is easy and very enjoyable to drink.
Sight Intense and deep cherry colour with ruby red trims. Clean and bright. Good tears. Nose Intense and complex. Lots of ripe red fruit that is quickly blended with the intense notes of toasted, some creamy  touches and a  final  spicy hint. Taste Nice attack that fills the mouth. Toasted spicy sensations at the beginning. Rich, velvety and meaty mid palate. Balanced wine, with correct acidity. Good finish with aftertaste of  red fruits. Very  easy and pleasant to drink considering that it is  a Reserva wine.
Sight Intense and deep cherry colour with ruby red trims. Clean and bright. Good tears. Nose Intense and complex. Lots of ripe red fruit that is quickly blended with the intense notes of toasted, some creamy touches and a final spicy hint. Taste Nice attack that fills the mouth. Toasted spicy sensations at the beginning. Rich, velvety and meaty mid palate. Balanced wine, with correct acidity. Good finish with aftertaste of red fruits. Very easy and pleasant to drink considering that it is a Reserva wine.
Sight Cherry with ruby rim. Clean and bright. Nose Very ripe red fruit, spicy and toasted notes. Taste Structured, long and aromatic end.

Ratings

  • Peñin 91
  • Decántalo 89
  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 86
  • Peñin 87
  • Decántalo 85
  • Peñin 88
  • Decántalo 84

Prizes

Tempranillos al Mundo 2011 Medalla de Oro Alcorta Reserva 2007
Zarzillo de Plata

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Ca. Rioja

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Good
1998 Very good
1997 Good
1996 Very good
1995 Excellent
1994 Excellent
1993 Good
1992 Good
1991 Very good
1990 Good
1989 Good
1988 Good
1987 Very good
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Designation of Origin D.O.Ca. Rioja

Winery Alcorta

Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.

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