Altanza began its story in 1998 and since then its goal has been to offer the best possible quality wine at a sensible price. Led by winemaker Carlos Ferreiro, Bodegas Altanza is located in Fuenmayor (Rioja Alta) and combines tradition and modernity. Carlos started in Altanza as a student in 2001, with a practicum for 3 months. After working 2 years in the lab as a winemaker assistant, he has been now, for over 12 years, the main winemaker of the winery.
The Bodegas Altanza wines are made in a modern style from 100% Tempranillo. The wines are fermented using natural yeasts and then aged in entirely French oak barrels which are renewed every 4 years.
Crianza- Aged for 12 months, the Crianza is lively, clean and poised with elegant aromas of spicy fruit on the nose and a powerful and fleshy palate.
The Reserva is aged for 18 months and is a more complex, balanced wine with elegant black fruit aromas, spice, coffee and cacao.
The Gran Reserva is a more rounded, velvety wine with good levels of acidity, and a really impressive sweet, fresh palate with sweet, refined tannins.
The Reserva Especial is aged for 24 months in oak and is a fresh and vibrant wine. It has spiced black fruit aromas with a hint of balsamic.
The Dali 2004 is aged for 12 months in oak and is a rich, complex wine with an intense bouquet of raspberry and spice. It is a powerful yet silky wine with a firm tannic structure and lengthy finish.
The Gaudi 2005 is aged for 18 months in oak and has aromas of cocoa and toasted almonds. It has great power and weight with excellent concentration and balance.
The Goya 2008 is aged for 18 months in French Oak casks and has a seductive array of dark berry fruit, vanillin oak, Asian spice and smoky mineral aromas. Sweet cherry-cola and cassis flavors coat the palate and are supported by velvety tannins.
|Producer||Wine||Vintage||Bottle Shot||Wine Label||Technical Sheet||Tasting Note|
|Bodegas Altanza||Lealtanza Rioja Crianza||2012|
|Bodegas Altanza||Lealtanza Rioja Crianza 150cl||2011|
|Bodegas Altanza||Lealtanza Rioja Gran Reserva||2008|
|Bodegas Altanza||Lealtanza Rioja Reserva Dali||2004|
|Bodegas Altanza||Lealtanza Rioja Reserva Gaudi||2005|
|Bodegas Altanza||Lealtanza Rioja Reserva Goya||2008|
|Bodegas Altanza||Lealtanza Rioja Reserva Limited Edition||2010|