Bodegas Luis Alegre Rioja Parcela n.5 2012

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Founded in 1968 by Don Luis Alegre, this fine bodega is located in the Rioja Alavesa area of the Rioja region. It is a circular winery built into the side of a hill which allows gravity to move the wines with minimal pumping. The estate is known for dry farming, their use of native yeasts and sustainable farming. 90% of their production is estate grown on their 133 acres, which is rare in Rioja, the larger wineries typically need to purchase fruit from other growers. This ade from a vineyard parcel located within the National Park Las Lagunas de Laguardia, Biotope, an organic ecosystem which is protected by the European Union. The age of the vines (40-50 years) and the saline character of the complex soils, mean that the vines produce wines with a special individuality and expression. We found rich red and black fruits, licorice, earth, stones, herbs such as sage and rosemary, olive tapenade, balsamic and smoked bacon in a rich, multi-layered, chewy, ripe style. This is a 'bad boy', in a good way!

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Brand Bodegas Luis Alegre
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Bottle ShopWe tasted and loved this full-bodied Rioja, made from a vineyard parcel located within the National Park Las Lagunas de Laguardia, Biotope, an organic ecosystem which is protected by the European Union. The age of the vines (40-50 years) and the saline character of the complex soils, mean that the vines produce wines with a special individuality and expression. We found rich red and black fruits, licorice, earth, stones, herbs such as sage and rosemary, olive tapenade, balsamic and smoked bacon in a rich, multi-layered, chewy, ripe style. This is a 'bad boy', in a good way!

October 20, 2017

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Rosé

Sparkling

Kosher

Organic

Biodynamic  

  Sustainable

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