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Style: Medium Bodied Rioja Red.
Bouquet: Attractive notes of fresh black fruits with mineral notes and well integrated oak.
Flavor:Smooth, rich, silky tannins with well integrated fine oak. The firm tannins fade into a long, spicy finish.
Ageing: 12 months in French and American oak casks and 12 months in the bottle.
"The 2004 Lealtanza Crianza was sourced from 30-year-old vines and aged for 12 months in French and American oak. Dark ruby-colored, it offers a complex bouquet of cedar, tobacco, blackberry, and black cherry. Smooth-textured, ripe, and sweetly-fruited, this nicely balanced wine has excellent depth and length. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. It is an excellent value in traditionally-styled Rioja."
The Wine Advocate
Oscar Martinez is the third generation of well respected family of winemakers in Rioja. Altanza has 120 Has planted with Tempranillo around Fuenmayor, in the center of Rioja Alta.
Tempranillo is the only varietal planted in the Estate. Yields are low, green pruning and careful selection with no more than 8-10 bunches left in every plant combine to produce an average yield of...Read More About Altanza
(ree-OH-hah) This highly regarded area of Spain makes some of the best Tempranillo-based wines in the world. Once the only DOCa (recently joined by Priorat in 2001), Rioja is divided into 3 sub-regions: Rioja Baja, Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa. There are 4 red varieties and 3 white varieties allowed in the Rioja DOC. Tempranillo definitely takes center stage, followed by Garnacha...Read More About Rioja
Grape that Reigns in Spain
Most often associated with Spain,
is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions
del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light
side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World
...Read More About Tempranillo
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