Viña Albali Gran Reserva de Familia 2010 - Valdepeñas, Spain
This is great……and here’s why!Gold 2020 Mundus Vini (2018 vintage)
Gold 2019 World Tempranillo Competition (2018 vintage)
Gold 2018 World Tempranillo Competition (2017 vintage)
Silver 2019 International Wine Competition of Spain (CINVE) (2017 vintage)
Silver 2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards (2017 vintage)
Bronze 2019 Decanter (2018 vintage)
Michael Schachner - Wine Mag “Gritty aromas of herbs, earth and berry fruits lead to lean palate with sharp acidity. Red plum and currant flavors...”
The Winemaker “Very bright cherry red colour, complex aromas of berries and a touch of spice, with flavours of blueberries and currants, very velvety and enveloping.”
Vina Albali is the largest winery in Valdepenas in Spain. It is owned by the Solis family who produces wines in partnership with over 1,000 family-run wineries across 3,500 hectares in La Rioja. The multi-estate approach allows winemakers to access different vineyards and take advantage of the different ripening cycles and grape varieties in the regions to create their award-winning wines.
The World Ranking of Wines and Spirits (WRWS) gave Felix Solis sixth place in the top 100 Best Wineries of the World and second place in the category ‘Best Wineries of Spain’. These accolades add too many already received making Félix Solís Avantis the most awarded winery in the world with 200 medals and awards. The data collected in the WRWS includes medals obtained in 2016 from prestigious competitions as Berliner Wein Trophy, Mundus Vini, Decanter and the International Wine Challenge.
For the creation of the World Ranking of Wines & Spirits, the prestigious association of wine journalists uses data from national and international competitions whose results are public and the score of each winery is established based on the significance of each contest and the importance of the medals awarded.
In 2020 wines produced by the Solís family won 37 medals in the internationally recognised German wine competition, Mundus Vini including 21 gold and 16 silver awards. Among the awards was 'Best of Show', and 'Best wine red wine from Spain for Food'.
Valdepenas is a wine-producing zone in the south of Castilla-La Mancha, central Spain. Valdepenas takes its name from the ancient city of the same name that lies in a sunbaked river valley dotted with small rocky formations – the reason it was named 'Val de peñas' ('Valley of Rocks').
Tempranillo is a red grape variety which forms the backbone of some of the finest wines from Spain and Portugal. Almost every red wine from Rioja and Ribera del Duero has Tempranillo at its core, and in Portugal, the variety is widely used in the Douro Valley.