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Altos R Pigeage Tempranillo Rioja 2018

Rioja DOCa
Altos R Pigeage Tempranillo Rioja 2018
Mundus Vini, (Gold Medal)Frankfurt International Trophy, (Grand Gold Medal)Challenge International du Vin, (Gold Medal)Berliner Wine Trophy, (Gold Medal)Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, (96 Points)Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, (Great Gold Medal)Concurso Mundial de Tempranillos, (Gold Medal)Certamen TopWine 2018, (Great Gold Medal)Concurso Vino Varietal, (Great Gold Medal)Concurso Internacional de Vinos Bacchus, (Silver Medal)Guía de vinos ADN Verema, (91 Points)Guia Peñin, (92 Points)International Wine & Spirit Competition, (Great Gold Medal)Asia Wine Trophy, (Grand Gold Medal)China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA), (Gold Medal)Monde Selection, (Gold Medal)Concours International de Lyon, (Gold Medal)James Suckling, (94 Points)Cata Andreas Larsson, (93 Points)Tasted 100% Blind, Andreas Larsson, (93 Points)International Wine Challenge, (Bronze Medal)Tim Atkin, Rioja Special Report, (92 Points)Concurso Civas, (Gold Medal)Concurso Civas, (94 Points)Guía Gourmets, (93 Points)Asia Wine Trophy, (Gold Medal)Decanter World Wine Awards, (Bronze Medal)International Wine & Spirit Competition, (Bronze Medal)International Wine Challenge, (Commended Medal)Tempranillos Al Mundo, (Gold Medal)
The flagship cuvée of Altos has won over 100 Golds and numerous top scores since 2006, the 2018 gaining 94 Suckling points, plus 9 Golds. Using old-vine Tempranillo and Graciano aged in new French oak, it’s a serious, modern, Grand Cru style Rioja.
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Red Wine details
  • Red - Full Bodied
  • Fine wine
  • SpainSpain
  • Deep ruby
  • Tempranillo
  • 10.88 Units
  • 14.5% ABV
  • 750 ml
  • 31 December 2038
Flavour profile
Tasting notes
Dense black fruit, rich, concentrated, yet fresh with spice hints
Ripe blackberry, herbs, tobacco hints and spice box
Allergy information
Contains Sulphites
The red wine
Our Haut-Brion-trained winemaker, Jean-Marc Sauboua, founded Altos in 2006 and, all together, has won over 180 Golds, Trophies, plus many high scores. He works with the young Amaia Amestoy and Hector Gomez in the cellar, whose CVs includes experience at Napa’s Château Montelena, Contino and Murrietta in Rioja and Villacreces in Ribera del Duero. They made this wine from old-vine (80+ years) Tempranillo and Graciano, vinifying it using Burgundy’s pigeage method. This involves fermenting in open vats and plunging the skins into the liquid three times a day – hands-on winemaking that delivers great results. Aged for two years in half new French oak and bottled unfiltered, the wine offers seams of intense black fruit with spice-box complexity.
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"Full-bodied with firm, chalky tannins, fresh acidity and a creamy, velvety texture. Flavorful, rich"

James Suckling

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