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Altos R Pigeage Tempranillo 2017

Rioja DOCa

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  • Great Gold, Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2021
  • 97pts, Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2021
  • Gold, China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards, 2021
  • 95pts, James Suckling, 2020
  • Gold, Berliner Wein Trophy, 2020
  • 91pts, Guia Peñin, 2021
  • Double Gold, China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA), 2020
  • Gold, Premios Vinduero-Vindouro, 2020
  • Bronze, International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2020
  • 88pts, International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2020
  • 93pts, Tasted 100% Blind, Andreas Larsson, 2020
  • Great Gold, Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, 2020
  • Great Gold, International Wine Awards, 2020
  • Silver, Challenge International du Vin, 2020

The flagship cuvée of Altos has won over 100 Golds and numerous top scores since 2006, this 2017 gaining 95 Suckling points and many other impressive awards. Using old vine Tempranillo and Graciano aged in new French oak, it’s a serious modern Rioja.

The flagship cuvée of Altos has won over 100 Golds and numerous top scores since 2006, this 2017 gaining 95 Suckling points and many other impressive awards. Using old vine Tempranillo and Graciano aged in new French oak, it’s a serious modern Rioja.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Rounded, full bodied, velvety black fruit, peppery, firm tannins

Aroma

Intense dark berry fruit, exotic spice, violets, toasted oak

Altos R Pigeage Tempranillo 2017

More information

  • 15.0% ABV
  • 11.25 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2030

Jean-Marc Sauboua (our Haut-Brion trained head winemaker) bought Altos in 2006 and has won over 180 Golds, Trophies, plus many high scores from critics. He works with the young Amaia Amestoy and Hector Gomez in the cellar, whose CV includes experience at Napa’s Château Montelena, Contino in Rioja and Villacreces in Ribera del Duero. They made this wine from old vine (80+ years) Tempranillo and Graciano, vinifying it using Burgundy’s pigeage method. This involves fermenting in open vats and plunging the skins into the liquid three times a day – hands-on winemaking that delivers great results. Barrel aged for 15 months in new French (80%) and US oak and bottled without filtration, the wine offers intense black fruit with vanilla complexity.

"Fresh palate with a bold spiciness, red and dark berry flavours, discreet oak, a long peppery finish" Andreas Larsson, 93pts
World's Top Sommelier
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