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Altanza Reserva

Altanza Reserva
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A classic and very accessible Rioja

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

Characteristics of Altanza Reserva

Altanza Reserva is a single-variety Tempranillo red wine produced by the Altanza winery in the D.O.Ca. Rioja.

With the aim of making reserva and gran reserva wines that would be accessible to everyone, a group of Riojan businessmen set up Altanza in 1998 in the town of Fuenmayor, Rioja Alta. Using the name Altanza, meaning ‘loyalty’ in old Castilian, they combine tradition and innovation across more than 200 hectares of their own vineyards. As a result, they create high-end wines, and many of them have been awarded 90 Parker points or more.

Altanza Reserva comes from a dry land plot planted with 30-year-old strains in clay-ferrous soil. With a limited yield of 6,000 kilograms per hectare, they practice traditional agriculture and don’t use any chemicals. Cultivation and harvest is completely manual.

Once the Altanza Reserva grape has been destemmed and crushed, it is vinified in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28ºC over 15 days, plus another 10 days of maceration. It then ages for 18 months in new French oak barrels, plus three months in French oak barrels. Finally, it rests in the bottle for 12 months before going to market.

Altanza Reserva is a tempranillo red wine that expresses the classic style of this Riojan winery. A silky and meaty Gran Reserva that is most importantly accessible to all budgets.

Serve at 17.0ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Game animals, Roasted red meats, Mature cheese, Grilled red meats, Roasted lamb, Game birds, Cold meat, Stews, Iberian ham, Sheep cheese, Rice with meat

Tasting notes Altanza Reserva

Altanza Reserva 2014 is a full-bodied red wine with elegant aromas of red and black fruits, balsamic notes and a spiced background of coffee and cocoa. On the palate it is silky, meaty and balanced. A pleasant mid-palate with a persistent finish.
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 Ruby red colour with light maroon edge. Clean and bright. Nose Clean, fine and elegant medium-intensity nose. Wide range of aromas which go from the balsamic to the toasted hints, well combined with very ripe red and black fruit. Impressive spiced notes in the background. Taste It shows a great attack with an even better mid-palate, which is delicate, fleshy and soft. The fruit becomes blacker in the mouth, accompanied by present but ripe and velvety tannins. Great acidity which provides agility and energy. Sweet and fruity retro-olfaction. Medium-length aftertaste. Wine without edges.
Sight The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version. Nose The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version. Taste The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version.
Sight Intense red cherry colour, with scarlet and tile red reflections. Clean and bright wine with thin tears. Nose Smart, seductive and balanced aromas with a certain complexity that makes it very pleasant. Initially, many notes of black fruits (blackberries) are released along with intense balsamic nuances, which give way to an explosion of spices, coffee, tobacco and cocoa, with a very creamy texture on a good toasted background. Taste Wine with an intense attack and a long, meaty and velvety mid palate. Very balanced wine, with lots of black fruit (with some notes of red fruit) and sweet creamy spices. It shows a balanced acidity, integrated tannins and a long and lingering finish that leaves a spicy aftertaste.  A classic Rioja with an excellent value for money.
Sight Cherry red, intense and clean.
Nose It is a wine that seduces with an elegant nose. Complex and well balanced. Large aromatic record memories of blackberry, spices, snuff, smoke, ... Taste

Silky palate, fleshy. Wine-bodied, dense, with hints of fruit, minerals and spices. Long and persistent finish.

Sight Clean, intense red color pillory, little changed.
Nose Intense aroma of the variety and mix his aging in French and American oak. Taste Live, full-bodied, with good step mouth, wide and long. Typical acidity of the Rioja area.

Ratings

  • Suckling 92
  • Atkin 90
  • Peñin 90
  • Peñin 90
  • Parker 86
  • Decántalo 90
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 91
  • Decántalo 90
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 90
  • Decántalo 80
  • Peñin 88

Prizes

Concurso Mundial de Bruselas - Medalla de Oro
Revista Wine Decanter - 91 puntos

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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    26/04/19 Lealtanza Reserva 2012 I Like the Lealtanza wines and think the year of 2012 is underrated.
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    10/11/16 Lealtanza Reserva 2010 Really nice wine lovely Rioja.
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