One of the most renowned and exclusive labels has been awarded 93 points in the El País Wine Yearbook and 92 points in the ABC 2019 Wine Guide.
This wine rests in a private room, created exclusively for him, and it is a powerful reference with great aromatic complexity.
It seems that 2019 will be a good year for Altanza . It is predicted by news such as the scores recently obtained by one of the most exclusive labels in the house, Club Lealtanza Reserva 2011 , to which the El País 2019 Wine Yearbook awarded 93 points at the end of the year, and the 92 points awarded by the ABC 2019 Wine Guide.
These are prestigious manuals that have been published for years and have great tasters. The El País Wine Yearbook, in its 24th edition, contains more than 5,500 oenological references and includes all the Denominations of Origin. On the other hand, for the ABC 2019 Wine Guide, out of the more than 3,000 wines tasted throughout the year, only 600 exclusive labels of less than € 30 have been selected.
Club Lealtanza Reserva 2011 rests in a private room, created exclusively for this purpose and is a reference of great aromatic complexity and very expressive in the mouth. Made with 100% Tempranillo grapes from an old vineyard of different ages, it is aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels and then malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak vats. Bright cherry color, it has an entry in which the notes of cherry, liquorice and black fruits stand out, well assembled, the balsamic and toasted touches that the wood gives it. These aromas give way to more complex notes such as tobacco, cedar, leather or spices such as pepper or cloves. All this makes it have a great aromatic power. On the palate it has a very lively entry as it is a fleshy wine, with good acidity and great structure. It is a label with a long aftertaste in which the flavors of its fruits and spices are harmoniously linked.
Next, the complete assessment made by the tasters of the Country:
Those from Altanza have a special point that gives them added value : they come out round. Not a single hint of aggressive woods that penalize the mouth or the nose. That is said early and seems a truism but it is not a practice that everyone exercises.
The woods, in many cases, are still much more important than the wines themselves.
The result in this winery can be translated into the fact that the wines are to be desired , at least the ones tasted for this edition. There is harmony, roundness, super controlled power, true complexity in the nose and mouth, many nuances and good work in the sense of aging.
Even the Sauvignon Blanc, which has no wood, convinces, although it is not clear whether Rioja or Rueda, due to the sensory similarity it offers.
In any case, more than the origin or the variety, what matters is making good wines and having a commitment to quality. And this winery is an example of this.