Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero Alenza Tinto 1996

Red Blends from Ribera del Duero, Spain

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Item No. 6440
  • red wine
  • WS92

Winemaker's Notes

Selected late-harvest bunches from one of the greatest vintages in living memory, the stalks and stems left in the fermenting must to enhance the structure of this powerfully full-bodied yet elegant wine. Pure, concentrated crushed berries on the nose totally overwhelm the 27 months spent in French and American oak. Alenza is the culmination of Alejandros winemaking style, a modern interpretation of the densely tannic style of his first wines produced in Pesquera in the mid-1970s (named for ALEjandro and his wife, EsperanZA).

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In 1972, Alejandro Fernández and his wife Esperanza Rivera of Pesquera de Duero initiated the renaissance of Spain's Ribera del Duero appellation with the area's first modern wire-trained vineyard, their Viña Alta in Pesquera. In the mid-1980s as Tinto Pesquera was assuming its place among the most intriguing and powerful icons in the world of wine, Alejandro spied a neglected...

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Learn About Ribera del Duero

(rib-EHR-ah del dwehr-oh) Only a DO since 1982, Ribera del Duero has been making wine for centuries, and some of the bodegas there have been family run for generations. Of course, the most famous wine of the region is Vega Sicilia, possibly the most expensive and sought-after wine in Spain. Notable Facts The wines of Ribera del Duero are mainly red - white wines here are...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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