2017 Bodegas Altún Albiker Rioja
Bodegas Altún Albiker Rioja 2017
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 Altún wine production.
Located in Baños de Ebro, in the heart of the Rioja. Bodegas Altún 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 Altún 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
Varietals: 97% Tempranillo, 3% Viura
Winemaking Notes: Traditional carbonic maceration using the whole cluster of grapes in concrete vats.
Tasting Notes: Great aromas of berries, flavors of watermelon, strawberry and raspberry with a little white pepper and moderate tannins. A n excellent example of a Rioja. Very smooth and easy drinking with noticeable fruit.
Pairing Suggestions: Steak, lamb, pork, game, stew, Paella and vegetables.