Aldonia 100, Rioja 2015

SR09815

Top Riojan red wine from this modern bodega, you’d be forgiven for thinking you have a generous glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape not Spain’s finest! It’s all made from 100 year-old Garnacha (aka Grenache in the Rhône Valley) vines which bring concentration, sublime silkiness and lasting power to the wine. With just enough oak, the fruit is dense and luxurious, designed to be savoured with your favourite red meat, venison perhaps, or a hunk of mature cheese on possibly the coldest day of winter. Unless you can find an excuse to uncork it earlier...

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Type Red
ABV 15.0%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Country Spain
Region Spain
Area Rioja
Style Powerful
Vintage 2015
Major Grape Grenache
Grapes 100% Grenache
Drinking Guide Drink Now
Food Match Duck, Roast
Notes

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Press Reviews

Made from 100-year-old garnacha vines, this is a concentrated and medium-bodied Rioja. It has an expressive nose with an autumnal, sweet fruit and slips down with a fair degree of silkiness. There is a lovely texture to this wine – it is really very good indeed.
Will Lyons, The Sunday Times, 4th February 2018

This is unusual for Rioja; a 100% garnacha wine from vineyards over 100 years old. It’s powerful but balanced, with a spicy edge to the sweet raspberry and cherry fruit. There’s a hint of smokiness with firm but fine-grained tannins and concentration of fruit, finishing quite dry.

Jamie Goode, The Sunday Express, 28th January 2018

Made by a family concern in Rioja Baja which turned from grape growers into winemakers with considerable success if this 100% Garnacha is anything to go by. The minimal use of oak allows the perky clove and vanilla spice to do nothing more than tickle the nostrils while the generous black-fruited palate has a whisper of leather and well integrated tannins.
The Wine Gang, www.thewinegang.com, October 2017

100% 100-year-old Garnacha grown at 850 m in Rioja Baja, aged for 14 months in oak barrels. Light and sophisticated. Really lovely texture and lift. Soars off the palate with fine acidity but masses of fruit. A very gentle hand on the tiller in the winery. This should have a real future but is already a delight. GV 17/20 Drink 2017–2025

This 15% wine is dangerously appetising and drinkable. Really lovely stuff.
Jancis Robinson, www.jancisrobinson.com, 13th October 2017

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Spanish Vintages

Growers had a complex year in 2017 having to contend with frost hail and drought. Yields are down as a result but the picture overall is of good quality particularly in Galicia and the South, Penedès also seems to have performed well. The 2016 vintage looks pretty good on the whole with Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Rueda having excellent results. 2015 was heralded as the best vintage across Spain in recent years, and particularly so in the north. 2014 saw some good wines made with a little rain in the second half of harvest and low yields. This came after the potentially great 2013 vintage which has given fresh, vibrant, robust wines. The 2012 harvest is also very good, a dry year but yields are low. The run of good to excellent quality go back to 2002, with 2011 being an early harvest in good conditions; 2010 a cooler year, which has delivered a more elegant style of wine; 2009 a warm year with a potentially big harvest of excellent grapes through the more elegant 2008s; the growing season of 2007 was more difficult but good, balanced wines emerged; the drought season of 2006 was moderated by cool nights giving elegant wines; the superb duo of 2005 and 2004, which will be compared for years to come and the powerful, super-ripe vintage of 2003. Poor bud-break and rain at harvest in 2002 spoiled the run of fine vintages but the previous 2001 more than made up for it - a classic vintage, drinking well now. Frost at flowering and rain at harvest hampered the 1999 vintage, while 1998 was a fine year until rain at harvest forced some to pick early, although those who waited were rewarded with the warmth that followed.

 

Made from 100-year-old garnacha vines, this is a concentrated and medium-bodied Rioja. It has an expressive nose with an autumnal, sweet fruit and slips down with a fair degree of silkiness. There is a lovely texture to this wine – it is really very good indeed.
Will Lyons, The Sunday Times, 4th February 2018

This is unusual for Rioja; a 100% garnacha wine from vineyards over 100 years old. It’s powerful but balanced, with a spicy edge to the sweet raspberry and cherry fruit. There’s a hint of smokiness with firm but fine-grained tannins and concentration of fruit, finishing quite dry.

Jamie Goode, The Sunday Express, 28th January 2018

Made by a family concern in Rioja Baja which turned from grape growers into winemakers with considerable success if this 100% Garnacha is anything to go by. The minimal use of oak allows the perky clove and vanilla spice to do nothing more than tickle the nostrils while the generous black-fruited palate has a whisper of leather and well integrated tannins.
The Wine Gang, www.thewinegang.com, October 2017

100% 100-year-old Garnacha grown at 850 m in Rioja Baja, aged for 14 months in oak barrels. Light and sophisticated. Really lovely texture and lift. Soars off the palate with fine acidity but masses of fruit. A very gentle hand on the tiller in the winery. This should have a real future but is already a delight. GV 17/20 Drink 2017–2025

This 15% wine is dangerously appetising and drinkable. Really lovely stuff.
Jancis Robinson, www.jancisrobinson.com, 13th October 2017

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