La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva 2011
Translated from the wine's description, in Spanish, on the front label: "From the land of the Oja River, which flows restlessly between oak trees. From the unique climate of the Rioja Alta. From the sun and water. From our tempranillo vines. From oak barrels. From silence. From all this comes the fresh and youthful pleasure of Vinya Alberdi."
Medium-depth, cherry red, with a clean, bright pink rim. Intense nose, ruled by fruity notes, forest strawberries, and red berries enveloping a core of caramel, liquorice, vanilla, and cocoa. Outstanding structure in the mouth. Well-balanced acidity, with fine, gentle tannins. Vibrant and lively aftertaste with an elegant acidity. Vinya Alberdi is characterized by a notable food-pairing versatility. It is an ideal companion to appetisers, snacks and barbecues, perfect with rice, pastas and stews, and great with lightly-grilled meat and fish.