Bodegas Aldonia 100 2016, Rioja, Spain
Dry red wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Garnacha from Rioja, Spain. 14.5% ABV. Vegan
Bright cherry-red colour with violet hues of medium-low depth. Deep and delicate nose, with aromas of wild flowers (lavender, violets), mountain herbs (thyme, gorse) and fresh red fruit (strawberries). Smooth and round on the palate, but with a notable and vibrant acidity that makes the mouth water. Long, silky and refreshing end note.
Producer Profile Bodegas Aldonia
Bodegas Aldonia is a family-run winery located on the Camino de Santiago in Navarrete. At an altitude of 800 metres, the estate takes its name from the derivation of "La Dona", one of the family’s noblest vineyards, and “La Dama,” another superior land plot. Initially influenced by Bordeaux winemaking techniques in the early 20th century, today the estate is run by the 4th generation of winemakers, Ivàn and Mario Santos. Since 2006, the brothers have embarked on creating their own style of wine, based on ancestral tradition, and focusing vineyard work done by hand and the utmost respect for the grape. As such, they do not follow the conventional categories, instead choosing to maintain the essence and elegance of the Rioja terroir.
Food pairing recommendation
Meat dish: Oriental Duck Salad And Slow Roasted Andelusian-style Lamb gan dish: Vegan dish: Hoisin Jackfruit Bao Buns