A couple of months ago, we launched the new 2018 vintage of our DOCa Rioja Álvarez Alfaro Family Selection to the market.
This is the eighth vintage of our emblematic wine, demonstrating once again that it is a pure Tempranillo but loaded with harmony, thanks to its extraordinary balance.
Its origin comes from the most exclusive plot of our property, Costalarbol, a vineyard planted in 1997, with excellent orientation, good sun exposure, and low-yield soil. From this vineyard, we produce a limited quantity of 3,000 bottles.
In the winery, once the fermentation is complete is racked and transferred to always new French oak barrels of extra-fine grain. It undergoes malolactic fermentation in these barrels and remains there for 20 months. Throughout this period, quarterly rackings and numerous tastings are conducted to monitor its evolution. It is a long and laborious process that has given us great satisfaction in this exceptional wine.
Álvarez Alfaro Family Selection is an elegant red wine with all the potential of the quintessential Rioja variety, Tempranillo. Its production and aging are carried out with the utmost care and dedication to provide you with a magnificent experience. Its quality has already been confirmed in the latest edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards, where a panel of experts awarded it the Gold Medal, confirming its fantastic characteristics.
It presents an intense cherry red colour.
On the nose, it is frank and fresh, with aromas of ripe red fruit and spices (clove, cinnamon).
It has a luscious and balanced palate, with very polished tannins.
The finish is warm and persistent, leaving balsamic memories of great quality.
A truly special DOCa Rioja, fantastic at this moment but, due to its uniqueness as a “Guard Wine” will evolve uniquely in the bottle over the years.
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