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Alegre Valganon Rioja Tinto 2016

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750ML / 14.1% ABV
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750ML / 14.1% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The Tempranillo vines are small plot bush pruned vines in the Monte Obarenes zone of Rioja Alta. That is blended with a touch of Garnacha from Cardenas zone. The Garnacha from Cardenas is the "secret" to the elegance and fame of Vina Real.

Blend: 75% Tempranillo and 25% Garnacha.

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TA 92
Tim Atkin

Oscar Alegre and Eva Valgañón blend Tempranillo from the Montes Obarenes with 25% Garnacha from Cardenas and Tudelilla, creating an appealing pan-regional blend. It's very much a cooler, more refreshing style of Rioja, with 15% whole bunches adding some spice to the crunchy summer berries. 2020-26. Alcohol: 14

RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Tinto is a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha, fermented with indigenous yeasts and some 15% of the stems in the case of Tempranillo and almost 30% in the case of the Garnacha. The wine matured in a combination of 225- and 500-liter oak barrels. It has the advantage of the 2016 vintage, with floral aromas and citrus freshness (it makes me think of blood orange). It has perfectly integrated oak and fine tannins and feels clean (which is how they described the character of the Tempranillo from one of the main vineyards). It's very pleasant and very good for what it is. 23,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2018.


JS 90
James Suckling
Aromas of sweet, vanilla-laced berry lead to a palate that has a brambly array of berry flavors with soft, fluffy tannins.
WW 90
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2016 Alegre Valgañón Rioja was my first look at the wines from Oscar Alegre and Eva Valgañón. I was impressed. TASTING NOTES: This wine shows excellent fruit and purity. Its aromas and flavors of ripe fruit and nicely balanced with savory spices. Pair it with a fragrant and piquant lamb stew. (Tasted: September 26, 2018, San Francisco, CA)
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A decade or so ago, Traditional Rioja seemed to be on the verge of extinction, beaten into submission by the “International” winemaking trend that has swept the region for more than thirty years.

But, today, Traditional Rioja is making a strong comeback, as connoisseurs come to realize that the sumptuous CUNE Viña Reals and Lopez Tondonias and Bosconias from the 1940s to the 1970s are among the planet’s greatest wine treasures. And the recent rise to stardom of the relatively young, but staunchly traditional, Hermanos Peciña, offers compelling evidence of the world’s growing love affair with Rioja as it was once made.

Yet, it’s often forgotten that what we know as “Traditional Rioja” is less than 150 years old, having been created in the wake of Phylloxera in the late 1800s. Before that, an earlier tradition flourished that featured viticulture and winemaking on a far smaller scale, allowing vine-by-vine attention to fruit quality, and the inclusion of stems during fermentation and shorter time in larger barrels.

Since 2014, the husband-wife team of Oscar Alegre and Eva Valgañón have embraced this even more ancient tradition. By working strictly with tiny lots, they are turning out head-spinning reds and whites that capture the best of their beloved land’s 1,000+ year history. And, their wines informed by this ancestral wisdom, are offering something unique in today’s Rioja landscape.

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Hailed as the star red variety in Spain’s most celebrated wine region, Tempranillo from Rioja, or simply labeled, “Rioja,” produces elegant wines with complex notes of red and black fruit, crushed rock, leather, toast and tobacco, whose best examples are fully capable of decades of improvement in the cellar.

Rioja wines are typically a blend of fruit from its three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Oriental, although specific sub-region (zonas), village (municipios) and vineyard (viñedo singular) wines can now be labeled. Rioja Alta and Alavesa, at the highest elevations, are considered to be the source of the brightest, most elegant fruit, while grapes from the warmer and drier, Rioja Oriental, produce wines with deep color, great body and richness.

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