Bodegas Altanza `Lealtanza` Reserva 2005 (12x375mL half bottle) Rioja, Esp.

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Overview

DOC Rioja Reserva

Lealtanza is the name we chose for our wines because of its meaning in ancient Spanish, that is loyalty. Bodegas Altanza is loyal to Rioja tradition when selecting only Tempranillo variety, which is authoctonous from Rioja., for all its wines. For these wines we select our best Tempranillo grapes, from medium to old vineyards in order to produce the best wines suitable for long ageing in our winery.

High oaked wine. Aged 18 months in French oak casks of 1 or 2 years old and 3 extra months in Allier French oak vats.

Region:
IMPORTED - Spain
State:
Imported
Country:
Spain

Expert Reviews

The 2005 Lealtanza Reserva spent 18 months in French oak and 18 months in bottle prior to release. Purple in color (typical of the 2005 vintage), brooding, and dense, it gives up a nose of pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, lavender, and assorted black fruits. Large-scaled and powerful on the palate, it boasts outstanding depth, volume, and length. It will amply reward 5-6 years of cellaring and deliver prime drinking from 2016 to 2025. Rating 91+ Drink 2016 - 2025 - Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (JUN/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Clean and glossy. Intense red garnet.

Aroma

Complex wine, well equilibrated and full of elegant aromas like soothing, black fruits coming from an extraordinary vintage of Tempranillo well blended with aromas like spices, coffee and cacao from our quality French oak.

Palate

Silky and fleshy when tasting it. A classic Rioja presented in an innovative way as it has a fruity, intense and well balanced palate. It will gain in complexity with time. Well balanced.

Food Matching

It demands more elaborated meals, and stronger meats. It pairs with anything that has dried fruits, spices like vanilla, cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg. We are talking about more elaborated and complex meals. Anyway, it is perfect with any cheese or salmon. Serving temperature 16 Cº

Vintage
2005
Region
IMPORTED - Spain
Grape Style
Tempranillo
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Bodegas Altanza is a contemporary Spanish winery with a passion for Rioja’s native grape variety – Tempranillo. Located in Fuenmayor, in the heart of Rioja Alta, Bodegas Altanza controls over 120 hectares of gnarly, dry grown bush vines. Yields are low with these little gems producing an average of less than 1.5kg per vine, well below the Appelation limit in Rioja.

A state of the art winery completes the winemaking process. Lead by third generation Riojan winemaker Oscar Martinez, all Bodegas Altanza wines are made in a modern style: they are 100 per cent Tempranillo, fermented using natural yeasts and aged in entirely French oak.

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