Region / Appellation: Rioja DOCa
Producer: Bodegas Altanza
Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
The 3rd series of the wines made for the collection Spanish Artists Lealtanza and in honor to Antoni Gaudi features image of the famous Roman Catholic Church - 'La Sagrada Família' in Barcelona. These wines are released in a limited series of 42,000 bottles.
93 Points+ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2005 Lealtanza Reserva Spanish Artist Collection (Gaudi in this vintage) is 100% Tempranillo sourced from 75+ year old vines and aged for 18 months in new French oak. Purple/black in color, it proffers a complex perfume of lavender, incense, Asian spices, leather, black cherry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, dense, and mouth-filling, it is loaded with ripe fruit, notes of terroir and spice, and enough tannin to blossom for another 3-4 years. This lengthy effort will offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2025." (Wine Advocate #188, April 2010)
About the Winery:
Located in Fuenmayor, a town in the province of La Rioja, bordering the Ebros River. At Bodegas Altanza, the production of wine is an artistry where they take time to invest into each bottle. By combining traditional winemaking methods with the latest technologies, they strike to produce quality wines at a reasonable price.