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Altún Crianza

Altún Crianza
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Altún Crianza
Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Altún
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Crianza. 14 months in French and American oak barrels.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Altún
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Altún Crianza

Altún Crianza is a red wine produced by Bodegas Altún, in Baños de Ebro, D.O.Ca Rioja.

 

Bodegas Altún is a winery founded in 1989, with the aim of making top-quality wines, respecting the traditional production methods without ceasing to apply the new winemaking technologies.

In 1994, José Antonio Martinez started to select vineyards to start producing their wines. They currently work in the Rioja Alavesa with 45 hectares of their own vines, which are an average of 40 years old. Clayey-calcareous soils and a moderate Atlantic climate thanks to the protection of the mountain range Sierra de Cantabria, mark the personality of these excellent wines.

 

Altún Crianza is a wine made from Tempranillo from their own vineyards. Grapes are harvested by hand and selected. Once the grapes are destemmed, they ferment in stainless steel deposits at a controlled temperature, with a maceration that lasts 8 to 10 days. The ageing is carried out in French and American oak barrels for 14 months.

 

Altún Crianza is a full-bodied, structured and harmonious wine. With elegant aromas of ripe black fruits and well-assembled wood. 

Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
White roasted meat, Grilled red meats, Cow cheese, Stews, Steak tartare

Tasting notes Altún Crianza

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.
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.

Ratings

  • Peñin 91
  • Peñin 92
  • Peñin 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

Winery Altún

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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