Vina Albali Reserva Tempranillo - Valdepeñas, Spain
Vina Albali Reserva Tempranillo - Valdepeñas, Spain

Vina Albali Reserva Tempranillo 2015 - Valdepeñas, Spain

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This is great……and here’s why!
90/100 Decanter Asian Wine Awards (2014 vintage)

Gold - Mundus Vini (2014 vintage)
Gold - Berliner Wein Trophy (2014 vintage)
Gold - Asian Wine Trophy (2014 vintage)
Gold - Gilbert & Gaillard (2014 vintage)
Silver - Decanter Asian Wine Awards (2014 vintage)
Silver - Japan Wine Challenge (2015 vintage)
Commended - International Wine Challenge (2015 vintage)

6th Place '100 Best Wineries of the World' - World Association of Wine and Spirits Journalists - World Ranking

2nd Place ‘Best Wineries of Spain’ - World Association of Wine and Spirits Journalists - World Ranking

Most awarded winery in the world (2016) - World Association of Wine and Spirits Journalists - 200 medals and awards (2016)

La Guia Penin (Spain's N# 1 Wine Magazine) "Very good"

The Winemaker “Intense cherry red. This wine exhibits a complex aroma of vanilla, chocolate, spices and fruit jam. Pleasing and soft palate with a good tannic expression and long smooth finish.”

Vina Albali is the largest winery in Valdepenas in Spain. The winery 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 historic wine-growing area in central Spain located surrounded by the more well known La Mancha. Valdepenas ('Valley of Rocks') The light-red wines upon which the reputation of Valdepenas was founded are slowly giving way to more-serious reds, both aged and unaged. The best examples are velvety soft with bright red fruit flavours. Oak-aged Crianzas, Reservas and Gran Reservas can all be found. While reds dominate production in Valdepenas and are renowned, some white wines are made using Airén, Chardonnay, Macabeo, Moscatel de Gran Menudo, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdejo. Sparkling and sweet wines are also produced in this region.

Tempranillo or Cencibe as it is known in Spain 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.

Tempranillo is the best-known variety in Spain due to its ability to produce a wide range of styles – ranging from young, easy-to-drink wines to more serious examples which respond well to barrel maturation. If you love the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon but the fruitiness of Grenache then you’ll love Tempranillo. Tempranillo is a big wine with high tannin that buddies up to any piece of rich meat. This grape is hugely popular around the world but its true homeland is on the Iberian Peninsula.