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Altanza Artist Collection Gaudí Reserva Tempranillo 2005

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93 Pts. Robert Parker

93 Pts. Wine Spectator

93 Pts. Guía Peñin

92 Pts. Stephen Tanzer

Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Tasting NotesBright and clean in the glass, the colour is an intense cherry red with high layer. Aromas of ripe red fruits like blackberry and raspberry. Aromas of cocoa and notes of toast from its ageing in new French oak barrels. This wine presents an excellent ripeness, power and weight, with structure and developing complexity. The crisp acidity, the fine tannins, and alcohol, together with the fruit, gives this wine good concentration and length. Very well balanced wine. Pair with any high quality meal with intense flavour. It is also perfect with any spicy meal and sauces with almonds, coffee, cocoa, coconuts, etc.

These wines are released in a limited series of 42,000 bottles per Artist and they are all complex wines to enjoy and to be paired with complex and subtle meals.  

VineyardFuenmayor – Rioja Alta, Spain.
Age of the Vineyard: Approximately 30 years
Time of Harvest: Second half of October
Altitude: 350 metres above sea level

Harvest Method: Hand picked
Winemaking: It takes place in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature of 28°C. Alcoholic fermentation lasts approximately 10 days, plus another 15 days of maceration. Malolactic fermentation takes place in Allier French oak vats. The wine is then aged for 18 months in French oak casks.
Winemaker: Carlos Ferreiro

Alcohol: 13.5%
Volume: 750ml
Residual sugars: 1.9 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.0
Peak drinking: In the next 6 years (2012-2018)
Best Served: 18°C
Ageing: 18 months in French oak casks.