Wine "Alenza" Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero DO, 2006
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Reviews of purchase "Alenza" Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero DO, 2006
Wine of deep ruby color.
The wine has an elegant, powerful, rich, perfectly balanced taste with a smooth, silky texture, sweet rounded tannins, good acidity and a long finish with fruity notes.
The wine has a rich bouquet of aromas with hints of plums, cherries, coffee beans and tobacco.
The wine goes well with meat dishes, especially beef and lamb on the grill.
"Alenza" Gran Reserva is the flagship wine farms produced in small quantities. This superb wine made only in years of outstanding vintage. The name of the wine comes from a combination of two names - ALEjandro and his faithful wife EsperaNZA. This particular wine, grapes for which are collected in the last instance from old vines farm produce in the traditional style - grapes crushed legs and subjected to fermentation. Followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in American oak barrels for 36 months.
Alejandro Fernandez - a cult figure in the world of Spanish wine, proving that dreams can come true. His second winery Condado de Haza is part Pesquera Group, which also includes the winery Dehesa La Granja, El Vinculo and Tinto Pesquera.
In the mid-1980s, Fernandez discovered an abandoned hillside on the banks of the Duero River and realized that here the ideal terroir conditions combined to create one of the best vineyards in the region. Slope oriented to the south, and the soils contain a sufficient amount of organic elements and have good drainage. This combination gives the Tempranillo variety of grape varieties rich in nuances necessary to create complex wines. After three years of negotiations difficult Alejandro managed to acquire small individual plots on the slope. Finally, in 1989 the first vines were planted 80 ha farm. Today ownership, which is named after the nearby town of Haza, consists of 200 hectares, which are cultivated excellent Tempranillo vines. In 1993 he produced a small amount of wine, a vintage 1994 was the first full-scale bottling put on the market. At first wine produced on the farm equipment Tinto Pesquera. And only since 1995 Condado de Haza became a modern, independent, technically advanced winery, which was the dream Alejandro Fernandez.