"La Calleja" Tinto DOCa Rioja

CHF 29,50
AvailableNumber of bottles in our store: 11
incl. VAT | Article number: 15103
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Region
Rioja
Producer
Bodega Alegre Valgañon
Vintage
2021
Grape varieties
  • 100% Tempranillo
Bottle size
75 cl
Ratings
  • 94 points Robert Parker
  • 92 points Vinous
Alcohol
14%
Classification
DOCa
Special characteristic
  • Contains sulphites

Native-yeast fermentation in an open-top vessel with around 15% of the stems. Gentle pressing followed by maturation for 22 months in 250 and 500-litre French and American oak barrels.

Ripe red fruit, herbs, and oak characters come to the fore. With a little air, the wine becomes softer and more concentrated on a delicious and sappy palate. The tannins are firm and well integrated. An exceptional wine with a long finish.

Oscar Alegre planted La Calleja – one of his favourite vineyards – with his father in 1992. This terroir has a north-easterly aspect and is situated just outside the village of Fonzaleche in the north-western part of Rioja.