Bodegas Altun Everest 2014
José Antonio Martínez, a perfectionist, began selecting vineyards in 1989. Since then, he has been working and perfecting incessantly. Today he is very well known and respected throughout Spain’s La Rioja. Jose’s personality has definitely rubbed off on his sons Alberto and Sergio, as they begin to influence Altun’s wine production.
Located in Baños de Ebro, in the heart of the Rioja. Bodegas Altun produces wines from Tempranillo, Viura and Malvasia. These traditional varietals are crafted into a selection of marvelous wines using traditional, modern and cutting edge techniques. Each year Bodegas Altun continues to produce even better wines. Incorporating a deep respect for the land and sustainability, the winery makes the most of what nature gives, a philosophy that integrates admiration and gratitude for a land that gives such fantastic grapes.
Style: Red wine
Region: D.O. Rioja
Varietal: 100% Tempranillo
Winemaking Notes: Hand selected grapes from the oldest vines, cold macerated and aged in new french oak barrels for 12-15 months.
Tasting Notes: Intense garnet red, big and bold yet approachable. Aromas of ripe berries, spices and toffee with a balsamic background makes it very complex and reminiscent of the terroir. Powerful on the palate, full bodied and fleshy. Spicy minerals and a expressive long finish. Dark fruit, vanilla, baking spices, bold tannins, cigar box and licorice.
Pairing Suggestions: Red meats, chicken, pork, lamb and stews, Paella and vegetables.
Note: All purchases of alcoholic beverages must be made by persons over the age of 21.