Altos de Rioja Pigeage

altos pigeage
LCBO Vintages Releases Classics Collection
Tempranillo
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2014

LCBO Vintages Classics Collection

 

The image of modern Rioja: grapes sourced from old vines, 50 year-old vineyards located in the highest ground of Rioja Alavesa in the foothills of Sierra Cantabria around Laguardia, Elvillar, and Kripan. This is the heartland and best terroir of Rioja Alavesa. The grapes (Tempranillo 90%, Graciano 10% ), are harvested by hand in small boxes, carefully sorted and de-stemmed, then fermented in small lots.

 

“A modern, stylish and attractive rendition of dark plum and cherry fruits with toasty mocha and spice. The palate has a dense and intense core, with impressive black cherry flavors. Powerful and precise. Drink now.”

94 points, JamesSuckling.com, Jan 2018

 

“A brilliant example of modern style Rioja, with lovely intense fresh fruit and lots of oak. Full, rich and balanced on the palate, with a lovely texture. Fragrant red berries are apparent on the long and supple finish.”

93+ points + GOLD, IWSC 2017