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Alcorta Reserva Apasionado 2017

Alcorta Reserva Apasionado

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/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

Every sip of Alcorta Reserva Apasionado brings with it the warmth of a vintage difficult to forget but without falling into the sensation of a hard, too intense wine. The expertise of the winery both in the vineyards and in the winemaking process has produced a mature wine with expressive aromas and an all-around smooth feeling, while avoiding any excessive tannicity or strength. Don't be fooled by the label's flames — they represent a passion for wine, not an excessive warmth in its taste.

Alcorta Reserva Apasionado is a single-variety Tempranillo wine produced from vineyards planted at high altitudes and under unique conditions. Most vines are over 25 years old and their estate is split into small plots for each grape variety to express itself in the best possible way, bringing all its potential to the firm's wines — including, of course, the Tempranillo used for Alcorta Reserva Apasionado. The resulting wine is barrel-aged for eighteen months, mainly in French oak, before standing for a further eighteen months in the bottle to gain in complexity and roundness.

A splendid Picota cherry colour in the glass is transparent enough to allow the light to highlight its more reddish glints. Aromas of cherries and ripe plums abound, as well as dust, warm spices, and a fine hint of cocoa. It offers subtle sensations of liqueur in the mouth wrapped in refreshing acidity and a level of tannicity which is neither discrete nor excessive. In fact, the bitterness of the tannins are what make the wine a perfect companion for red meat with its fats and proteins. To enjoy it fully, it is worth decanting first and waiting patiently to make the most of the wine's more smoothing touches of mint and bay leaves.

What does this wine taste like?

Cherry red / Ruby-red rim
Complex / Red fruit / Spices / Toasty notes
Smooth / Fleshy / Structured / Long

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Red meats / Semi-cured cheeses / Iberian sausages

Ratings and awards

200990 PN
PN: Peñín

Customer reviews

5 reviews


Ageing period18 months
Barrel ageNew and semi-new
Type of woodFrench and American oak


Vine ageBetween 25 and 30 years

The winery

Bodegas Campo Viejo

Bodegas Campo Viejo

Campo Viejo is one of the Rioja region's most well-established names and produces on its premises three premium brands that sell in over 70 countries: Campo Viejo, Azpilicueta and Alcorta. Since its foundation in 1959, Campo Viejo has undergone constant evolution, combining in a very effective way an artisanal treatment of its wines with the most cutting-edge technology as well as respect for its immediate surroundings and the environment....