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Altos R Pigeage Tempranillo Rioja

Altos R Pigeage Tempranillo Rioja 2018

13 Golds and 94 Suckling Points for the latest Altos Pigeage from Jean-Marc’s superb Rioja estate

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Mundus Vini Frankfurt International Trophy Challenge International du Vin Berliner Wine Trophy Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition Concurso Mundial de Tempranillos Certamen TopWine 2018 Concurso Vino Varietal Concurso Internacional de Vinos Bacchus Guía de vinos ADN Verema Guia Peñin International Wine & Spirit Competition Asia Wine Trophy China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA) Monde Selection Concours International de Lyon James Suckling Cata Andreas Larsson Tasted 100% Blind, Andreas Larsson International Wine Challenge Tim Atkin, Rioja Special Report Concurso Civas Concurso Civas Guía Gourmets Asia Wine Trophy Decanter World Wine Awards International Wine & Spirit Competition International Wine Challenge Tempranillos  Al Mundo

Description 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. "Full-bodied with firm, chalky tannins, fresh acidity and a creamy, velvety texture. Flavorful, rich... 94pts" (James Suckling).

Wine File
Colour: Red
Wine Style: Red - Full Bodied
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja DOCa
Vintage: 2018
Cellaring:
Alcohol: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 750ml
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