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Koden

Koden
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Koden
Red wine Barrel.
Variety: Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O.Ca. Rioja
Production area: La Rioja
Winery: Luis Alegre
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Barrel.
Variety: Tempranillo
D.O.Ca. Rioja (La Rioja)
Winery: Luis Alegre
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Koden

Koden is a red wine from the Q.D.O. Rioja made by Bodegas Luis Alegre.
This wine is a single-varietal Tempranillo from vines that are between 6 and 8 years old. It is made by a pre-fermentation maceration at a low temperature, a technique that uses dry ice during the cold maceration to extract as many qualities from the grapes as possible. The wine then ages for six months in American oak barrels.
Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Grilled pork, Grilled white fish, White roasted meat, Rice with meat, Cold meat, Semi-mature Cheese, Pâté, Pasta with meat sauce

Tasting notes Koden

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.
Sight Ruby red. Clean and bright. Nose Aromatic, fruity and very clean. Aromas of red fruit and violets balanced with toasted tones and toffee notes from its ageing in new oak. Taste Very enjoyable, fresh and fruit on the palate, with a enveloping sensation. Long and persistent aftertaste of red fruit, liquorice and fine toasted notes. Very easy and long on the palate.
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.
Sight Intense, clean and bright ruby red colour. Nose In the nose, it is intense, aromatic, fruity and very clean. The aromas of red fruit such as raspberries and cherries, and the floral notes which remind of violets are very well integrated with the toasted and roasted notes provided by the American oak barrels. Taste It has a fresh and nice attack. Its mid palate is fruity, light and embracing. Long and persistent aftertaste with notes of red fruits, liquorice and refined toasted aromas. An easy-drinking red wine.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 89
  • Decántalo 90
  • Peñin 91

Prizes

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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 Luis Alegre

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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The winery is located in a singular 4-floor circular building (two of the floors are underground) in the heart of the region of Rioja Alavesa. This winery has innovative and forward-looking facilities with the best technologies, which complements the work conducted in the vineyards. Their great wines are elaborated on the base of the two following statements: a strict grape-selection process (with selection tables straight in the vineyards) and a pioneer form of addressing wood. Their wines are produced under the D.O.C. Rioja, most of them out of the variety Tempranillo, although the varieties Viura, Malvasía, Grenache and Mazuelo are also grown.

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