|Production||500,000 - 550,000 bottles|
What does this wine taste like?
Viña Alberdi exudes an excellent aroma, very fresh acidity and well-integrated oak; it's fruit-forward and has a most pleasant finish, with refreshing notes of pine needles. A wine which, even though it doesn't attain the same seriousness as some of the house's emblematic wines, is certainly not lacking in elegance or seduction. Its aromatic complexity, with aromas of Morello cherries, ripe fruit, orange peel, humus, tobacco, wax and leather, intensifies on the palate and offers a mix of seriousness and sensuality.
Drinking and storing
Chicken with raisins and plums / Pork / Meat rice dishes / Feathered game / Duck a l'orange / Cured cheeses
Ratings and awards
|2016||92 PN||93 DC|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
While I had loved everything coming out of La Rioja Alta SA, since 1992, the recent surge to higher alcohol levels, to 14.5%, is very disappointing as it changes the taste In the wrong direction. Not just Alberdi, but latest Ardanza too disappoints.
Excellent Rioja at an affordable price.
Unfortunately many of the wines sold as Rioja (particularly some of those sold in UK supermarkets) are poor and in some cases unpleasant. Vina Alberdi 2010 is instantly recognizable as Rioja as it used to be, when it first became popular in the UK.
Just love this
The younger sibling of the the ever reliable Ardanza, this is a a cracking crianza. A real mouthful of rioja fruit but with soft tannins and wood flavours and with no need to uncork beforehand or decant.
Tasty and good value Rioja from this excellent producer
La Rioja Alta produce one of my favourite wines in Vina Ardanza but this offers a decent alternative at a more affordable price point. Smooth, easy drinking and pairs well with a wide range of foods.
Beautiful wine at a great price, efficiently delivered
Found this wine in Gran Canaria and loved it. Looking on line to buy, Vinissimus had the best prices. Easy to order, great process and efficiently delivered. Will definitely use again
|Ageing period||24 months|
|Type of wood||American oak|
La Rioja Alta
La Rioja Alta is one of Rioja's historic wineries, creator of such emblematic brands as Viña Ardanza, Viña Arana, Viña Alberdi, Gran Reserva 890 and Gran Reserva 904. All of their wines are excellent and clearly exemplify what it means to be a great Rioja classic these days, in present times. Their wines are elegant, complex and sophisticated like those of the past, but with more body, colour and robustness, wines adapted to the gastronomical demands of...