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Characteristics of Allende
Allende is a red wine from the DO Rioja, made from Tempranillo and prepared by Finca Allende, located near the town of Logroño, capital of the province of La Rioja.
Despite producing wine since 1995, the history of the winery actually had its origin 30 years ago when Miguel Angel Gregorio took over the historic vineyards of Marqués de Murrieta, the first producer of Rioja wine.
The vineyards that were developed by Allende have an average age of 45 years. The soil is clay with grave. Its cultivation is sustainable, using organic fertilizer and mechanical tillage without the use of herbicides.
This vintage had a soft, dry autumn with irregular winter frosts alternating with warm days, a mild and rainy spring and a hot, dry summer. On its production, the selection is made manually.
The clusters are destemmed and not squeezed. Pre-fermentation maceration takes place at 5 ° C for 6 days. The fermentation is controlled at 28 ° C for 10 days in stainless steel, applying movement three times per day.
After fermentation, the grapes are macerated for 16 days with their skins. Gravity is used to conduct a vertical pressing before the malolactic fermentation, which carried out in stainless steel. Finally, Allende is aged for 14 months in French oak Bordeaux barrels. Every four months a transfer is made.
SightIntense cherry red with purple hues.NoseSensations of fruit (blackberries, blueberries) together with notes of aging from the oak, this provides flavours of cedar and snuff.TasteSerious, lively and balanced yet with power. Spacious and tasty combining fruity freshness and elegant structure.
SightIntense cherry color with purple hues.NoseNose dominated sensasiones fruit (blackberries, blueberries, black fruits) on the tone perfectly integrated breeding timber, providing feelings of cedar and snuff.TasteIn the mouth is a serious and lively with great balance and power, large and tasty combination of fresh fruit and elegant structure of a wine storage.
09/12/17Allende 2010Twelve years ago, I ordered 6 bottles of this wine. Two monts ago, I tasted the last bottle : a real discovery, a perfect balanced wine
I would like to have the same experience in 2025-2030
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La 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.
The winery Finca Allende has few years of life, specifically since 1995 but has been consolidated. Mr. De Gregorio has been a boon, giving these wines a personality. Located in the Rioja wine gradually been winning personality and prestige. It began about 30 years ago when Nicholas Gregory manchego grower took over the historic vineyards of Marques de Murrieta.