Alegra

3 June, 2016
Project

This project was born with a double goal: to recuperate the vineyards, almost abandoned, and replant with native trees, where vines can’t grow up. But above all, it was to create a way of living for the population, through environment resources of this small and almost deserted village.

Because of that, we called it Alegra, as cheerful in Spanish: we want to transmit the joy of a succesful integrated project, as this one, for a small village that two decades ago has lost hope in the future.

Region

Castillejo de Robledo (Soria) is a remote area of Ribera del Duero which has three distinctive characteristics:

– The high altitude, about at 980 m above the see level, ensuring a chilly weather even in the nights of summer.

– The soil is chalky, very poor , with many pebbles in surface and outcrop of bedrock

– On the hilly landscape, vines were planted facing different exposures.

Winegroving and winery

218 hectares, from which 150 has are planted with vines, the state is divided in 115 plots with different clons of Tinta Fina and handled separately to respect the environment and express this complexity in the grapes.

Winegrowing is very respectful and takes part in ATRIA program, from the Spanish government, in which biological pest control treatments and techniques are used as a  multiple action control.

The winery, built in 1999, was designed from a practical point of view, trying to keep the quality of the grape and our environmental friendly attitude.

– Taking advantage of the slope of the terrain , process are done by gravity: from the top of the hill, fall into the tank. After pressing, tanks and barrels are placed below, so the wine is devatted without pumping.

– Since stabilization occurs in winter, it takes place outside. It is a natural settled- down, soft and slow, avoiding the use of fining agents and a aggressive filtration.

Aging cellar is underground and so it keeps a stable temperature and humidity during all the year.

ALEGRA JOVEN

Characteristics

Grape variety: Tinta Fina

Appellation: D.O. Ribera del Duero

Viticulture: 218 hectares, from which 150 has are planted with vines, the state is divided in 115 plots with different clons of Tinta Fina and handled separately to respect the environment and express this complexity in the grapes.

Elaboration:Grapes are harvested early in the morning to get a low temperature and so grapes are allowed to macerate for several hours before crushing and destemming. Fermentation occurs at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks; once achieved, wine is racked and after several weeks, malolactic fermentation occurs. Finally, wine is gently stabilized by natural cold, and finally smoothly filtered before bottling.

 Tasting notes

Bright purple color. Violet and dark berries aromas;  fresh and well structured; clean and vibrant on the final.

Pairing

Perfect for tapas, legumes and meat, especially, barbecues. Perfect match with cheeses and charcuterie.

ALEGRA ROBLE

Characteristics

Grape variety: Tinta Fina

Appellation: D.O. Ribera del Duero

Viticulture: 218 hectares, from which 150 has are planted with vines, the state is divided in 115 plots with different clons of Tinta Fina and handled separately to respect the environment and express this complexity in the grapes.

Elaboration: Grapes are harvested early in the morning to get a low temperature and so grapes are allowed to macerate for several hours before crushing and destemming. Fermentation occurs at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks; once achieved, wine is racked and after several weeks, malolactic fermentation occurs. Finally, wine is gently stabilized by natural cold, and finally smoothly filtered before bottling. Wine is aged for 6 months in oak barrel, Hungarian and French from 2 and 3 years old

Tasting notes

Purple – red color, Mature red fruits and a hint of spicy notes. In the mouth, it is well structured and it shows a nice freshness  and medium aftertaste.

Pairing

Perfect for stews, meats of all kinds, rice, pastas and legumes.

ALEGRA CRIANZA

Characteristics

Grape variety: Tinta Fina

Appellation: D.O. Ribera del Duero

Viticulture: 218 hectares, from which 150 has are planted with vines, the state is divided in 115 plots with different clons of Tinta Fina and handled separately to respect the environment and express this complexity in the grapes.

Elaboration: Grapes are harvested early in the morning to get a low temperature and so grapes are allowed to macerate for several hours before crushing and destemming. Fermentation occurs at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks; once achieved, wine is racked and after several weeks, malolactic fermentation occurs. Finally, wine is gently stabilized by natural cold, and finally smoothly filtered before bottling. Wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrel, Hungarian and French news and 2 years old

Tasting note

Red – cherry color, bright. Forest fruits and berry aromas with oaky and spicy notes. Bright and lively, a long aftertaste for a round wine.

Pairing

Perfect for stews and all kinds of meats, as well as cheeses.