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The winery opened in 2005 in the municipality of Labastida, the very heart of Rioja Alavesa, inspired by a keen awareness of the region's
winegrowing potential, which makes it possible to produce high-quality wines with a unique personality and great aging potential. Altos Ibéricos is named after Alto Otero, the beautiful enclave that is home to the winery.
Appellation: DOC Rioja
Grape variety: Tempranillo
Winemaking: Number of days of skin contact: 15-18 days / Type of fermentation: In stainless Steel under controlled temperature / Number of days of fermentation: 1 week aproximatelly / Fermentation temperature: 26-28°C
Ageing: 100% of the wine is oak-aged for at least 18 months. Length of bottle ageing before release: At least 18 months on a wine rack.
Ageing potential: 2-10 years
Tasting notes: Very opaque, garnet red color. Intense aroma of forest fruit (blackberry) with seductive notes reminiscent of dried figs, and fine toasted nuances (roasted mocha coffee) coming through. Vibrant and flavorful on the palate, well structured, and remarkably persistent all the way through to an excellent finish.
Serving suggestions: Pairs well with grilled, roasted or stewed game, as well as pasta. Its wonderful versatility makes it possible to combine the wine with very elaborate meat dishes. A great match for roasted lamb, and sheep cheeses. Lovely with all kinds of
Ibérico hams and sausages. Serve at 14–16°C.
Annual average (historical): 555 mm
Annual total (current vintage): 521.5 mm
Annual average (historical): 12.3ºC
Annual average (current vintage): 12.9ºC
Alcohol level: 14.5% vol.
Total acidity: 4.9 g/L (tartaric a.)
Residual sugar: 0.5 g/L
Ideal growth cycle and good amounts of rain. By summer, the grapes were healthy and production was estimated at 105%. Harvest conditioned by rainfall late in the cycle.