TORRE ALBENIZ RESERVA

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Ribera Del Duero wine Torre Albeniz Reserva 2003 is an organic wine that was first created in 1989 by the current winemaker, Ricardo Peñalba’s father, to honor his mother. This wine style, new at the time, helped usher in the style of vinos autors or high expression wines. The wine has not been made every year. This is the first Reserva produced since 1999. In this Ribera Del Duero Reserva 2003 vintage, the wine is 100% Tempranillo. The fruit comes from the historic old vines of Valdecañal and Adrián Pagos Vineyards, whose vines average 73 years of age. The wine was fermented in tank and then racked to oak barrels that were coopered at the winery for a total of 21 months aging. The wood for the barrels is sourced in Troncais and Jupille. With an alluring bouquet of toasted French bread, spices, scorched earth, violets and blackberry Torre Albaniz starts an exclusive experience. On the palate the wine is intense with excellent depth and breadth. Ripe and spicy, this well balanced wine has an intense cherry red color, is structured and vigorous on the palate and has traces of vanilla coming from the barrels. It is for the Ribera Del Duero wine lover. Drink now through 2025.

Bodegas Penalba Lopez is the producer of Torre Albaniz Reserva 2003. Their Ribera Del Duero Torremilanos vineyards are located on the second slope above and nearly 2 km. south of the Duero river at an altitude of 800-900 meters. Soils are deep and composed of limestone, sand and clay in roughly equal proportions along with gravels from the old river bed that are composed of silex and quartz. In some vineyard plots, the gravels dominate, for example the “Old Oak” vineyard is predominantly gravel and the youngest vines are 85 years old. The land has been know for its quality and has been planted with vines for more than 100 years. The majority of the vineyards are Tinto Fino with a few small plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot. The slopes are predominantly north facing and one can see for 60 kilometers from the heights of the vineyards. Nearly 70% of the plots are farmed organically, with the aim of 100% organic within 5 years.

Variety:
Tempranillo
Producer:
Torre Albeniz
Color:
Red
Country:
Spain
Vintage:
2012

TORRE ALBENIZ RESERVA

TORRE ALBENIZ RESERVA Image

Ribera Del Duero wine Torre Albeniz Reserva 2003 is an organic wine that was first created in 1989 by the current winemaker, Ricardo Peñalba’s father, to honor his mother. This wine style, new at the time, helped usher in the style of vinos autors or high expression wines. The wine has not been made every year. This is the first Reserva produced since 1999. In this Ribera Del Duero Reserva 2003 vintage, the wine is 100% Tempranillo. The fruit comes from the historic old vines of Valdecañal and Adrián Pagos Vineyards, whose vines average 73 years of age. The wine was fermented in tank and then racked to oak barrels that were coopered at the winery for a total of 21 months aging. The wood for the barrels is sourced in Troncais and Jupille. With an alluring bouquet of toasted French bread, spices, scorched earth, violets and blackberry Torre Albaniz starts an exclusive experience. On the palate the wine is intense with excellent depth and breadth. Ripe and spicy, this well balanced wine has an intense cherry red color, is structured and vigorous on the palate and has traces of vanilla coming from the barrels. It is for the Ribera Del Duero wine lover. Drink now through 2025.

Bodegas Penalba Lopez is the producer of Torre Albaniz Reserva 2003. Their Ribera Del Duero Torremilanos vineyards are located on the second slope above and nearly 2 km. south of the Duero river at an altitude of 800-900 meters. Soils are deep and composed of limestone, sand and clay in roughly equal proportions along with gravels from the old river bed that are composed of silex and quartz. In some vineyard plots, the gravels dominate, for example the “Old Oak” vineyard is predominantly gravel and the youngest vines are 85 years old. The land has been know for its quality and has been planted with vines for more than 100 years. The majority of the vineyards are Tinto Fino with a few small plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot. The slopes are predominantly north facing and one can see for 60 kilometers from the heights of the vineyards. Nearly 70% of the plots are farmed organically, with the aim of 100% organic within 5 years.