Viña Albina Reserva 2005
Technical Sheet Bodegas Riojanas
Type of Wine: Crianza red
Brand: Viña Albina
Grape variety: Tempranillo and Mazuelo
Bottle type: Bordeaux
Capacity (cl): 75
Graduation (% vol.): 13,50
Cellar: Riojan wineries
Regions: Denomination Rioja
Barrel type: American oak
Permanence in Barrel: 24 months
Operating temperature : 16º-18º C.
Bodegas Riojanas controls more than 300 hectares. Of the best vineyards in Cenicero, San Vicente de la Sonsierra and nearby towns. The grape that is par excellence harvested in Rioja is Tempranillo, but Bodegas Riojanas also has one of the largest extensions dedicated to Mazuelo and Graciano within the Denomination, varieties that give the wines it produces a greater personality.
The different vineyard plots are located on clay-calcareous soils of Miocene origin, suitable for producing the highest qualities.
At the beginning of October, once the heat of summer is over, the harvest takes place, which is more than just harvesting the grapes. The choice of the optimal time for harvesting, the productivity of the vines, the selection of the grape consignments destined to elaborate the different types of wine from the winery ... Everything will influence the characteristics and final quality of the wines obtained.
The grape consignments from old vineyards are collected in boxes, to prevent the pressure produced by the weight from breaking the grape grains and arriving in the best conditions at the winery. Once there, they undergo a meticulous manual selection bunch by bunch, thus producing the wines that constitute the maximum exponent of quality at Bodegas Riojanas.
Tasting Notes Viña Albina reserve
Very representative of the classic wines of Rioja Alta. Ruby color with tile edges, bright. Elegant on the nose, harmonious aromas with nuances of aging and varietal tones. Fine and well constituted in the mouth, with good acidity and polished tannins, very balanced. Complex retronasal route with a delicate and persistent fragrance. Good evolution in the bottle.