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Finca Allende - Rioja Tinto Nature 2019

Red Wine from Rioja · Spain
Price: £24.95
Case Rate: £23.66
Ex Tax: £20.79
Country:
Wine Region: Rioja
Wine Area: Rioja Alta
Wine Maker: Miguel Angel di Gregorio
Grape: Tempranillo
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes
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92 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Country:
Wine Region: Rioja
Wine Area: Rioja Alta
Wine Maker: Miguel Angel di Gregorio
Grape: Tempranillo
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes

Wine tasting notes

Intense cherry colour, with purple edges; in the nose there is a predominence of fruit aroma (blackberry, cranberry and wildforest fruits) over the smooth notes of oak, , which reminds one of vanilla and tobacco. In the mouth, it is serious and lively with intensity and great balance . An expansive palate combines fresh fruit and an subtle structure for a wine with a great quality.

Winery information

Finca Allende

Finca Allende is the brainchild of Miguel Ángel de Gregorio, one of Rioja's 'modernistas'. The winery is based in Briones, on the right bank of the Ebro river, in Rioja Alta. The soils in Briones are composed of red clay and gravel and the vineyards face north. Miguel's philosophy is that wine is made in the vineyard and he seeks to express the individual qualities of each site, rather than highlight barrel ageing. Indeed, when you visit him in Rioja, he often insists on tasting individual vineyard wines in situ, to fully understand their origin and style. The single vineyard wines Martires, Calvario and Aurus are the ultimate expressions of Miguel's hard work.

Finca Allende practices sustainable viticulture without the use of harmful pesticides or herbicides. Cultivation is done by hand or with the help of horses. Allende's commitment is also ethical and the winery supports various projects aimed at helping more disadvantaged groups. The flagship Allende Tinto is 100% Tempranillo, aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

www.finca-allende.com

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2019) - 92 pts

The no-sulfur-added 2019 Allende Nature is clean, soft and mellow, a pure Tempranillo from the vineyard Cuesta de Valpierre. It fermented with uncrushed grapes and indigenous yeasts and matured in American oak barrels for five months. It has 13% alcohol and integrated acidity. This is young and primary, fruit driven, with contained ripeness but juicy fruit. It's clean and precise. It's medium-bodied and displays the textbook fine-grained chalky tannins from the limestone soils. 2,500 bottles were filled in May 2020.