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Alegre Valgañón

Alegre Valgañón
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Alegre Valgañón
Red wine Barrel. 18 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Barrel. 18 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Alegre Valgañón

Alegre Valgañón is a red wine produced by Bodegas Alegre Valgañón in Fonzaleche, D.O. Ca. Rioja.

Bodegas Alegre Valgañón is the family project of the couple formed by Óscar Alegre, export director for Álvaro Palacios for over 10 years, and oenologist Eva Valgañón.

Óscar and Eva made their wines in their own winery, located in Fonzaleche, the furthest village in the northwest of La Rioja, before entering the province of Burgos. Here they work with two small family-owned vineyards, planted on varied soils, with sandstones, clayey loam, silts and calcareous elements.

Alegre Valgañón is a red wine made with Tempranillo from the area of Fonzaleche and Grenache from vineyards located in Tudelilla and Cárdenas.

After the manual harvest, the grapes ferment with 15% of the stems in stainless steel deposits and with local yeasts. The malolactic fermentation takes place spontaneously. Then, the wine is aged for 18 months in 225- and 500-litre French oak barrels.


Alegre Valgañón is an elegant wine, with rusticity and freshness. On the nose, the aromas of ripe red fruit with notes of fresh grass and light toasted hints stand out. In the mouth, it is sweet, with good acidity that gives it length and elegance.

Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Semi-mature Cheese, Stew, Roasted red meats, Steak tartare, Pork stew

Tasting notes Alegre Valgañón

High summer temperatures define this vintage. After a mild winter with very little rainfall, spring began with a great deal of rain, which provided favourable conditions for the growth cycle of the vines. During the summer, they experienced very high temperatures and the absence of rain, which resulted in very healthy vines. As a general result, this was a balanced year, where the final absence of rains led to a good concentration of grapes. This year is noted for a vintage with volume that can be enjoyed as a young wine.
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.

Ratings

  • Suckling 90
  • Decántalo 92
  • Parker 91

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

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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