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Altanza Edulis Reserva Tempranillo 2010

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88Pts. The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)

90Pts. International Wine Cellar (Stephen Tanzer)


Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Tasting NotesGarnet red with ruby glints. Complex, explosive nose of blackberries, spices and tobacco well blended with quality French oak. Intense fruit driven aromas. Silky and fleshy in the mouth, it is a classic Reserva at its best, presented in an innovative way by its fruitiness on the palate. Elegant, complex flavours and a good structure. Though very food-friendly, it demands more elaborate meals and stronger meats. It pairs with anything that has dried fruits or spices like vanilla, cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg.

VineyardFuenmayor – Rioja Alta, Spain.
Age of the Vineyard5 to 85 years old
Time of HarvestFrom the middle-end of September to middle-end of October.
Altitude: 350 metres above sea level

Harvest MethodBoth manually and with machinery for trellis vines.
WinemakingFermentation in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature of 28°C. Alcoholic fermentation lasts 15 days, plus 10 days maceration with daily control of parameters. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak vats. Wine is aged for 18 months in newFrench oak casks, with 3 months extra in Allier French oak vats. This is followed by 15 months in the bottle.
WinemakersOscar Martínez and Carlos Ferreiro

Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Volume: 750 ml
Residual sugars: 1.9 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.0
Peak drinking: From now and over the next 7 years.
Best Served: 16°C
Ageing: 18 months in 1 or 2 year old French oak casks, with 3 months extra in Allier French oak vats; followed by 15 months in the bottle.

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