Bodegas Aldonia Vendimia 2018, Rioja, Spain 75cl
Dry red wine, 75cl. Medium bodied Garnacha and Tempranillo blend from Rioja, Spain. 14.5% ABV. Vegan
Cherry red colour. Very fruity on the nose with aromas of crystallised strawberries and cranberries and light hints of violets. The palate is fresh, juicy and structured with notes of liquorice, blood orange and peach with a light backdrop of chocolate and vanilla.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
'A very juicy, bright wine with red berries and bright acidity, resulting in a fresh feel on the palate.' Jurijs Nemkovs, StreetXO. 'Very open, with generous, lovely fruit, and nicely fresh overall.' Dave Cushley, Prestonfield House. 'There's generosity of fruit here, with blackberries, spice and minerality.' Charlie Young, team leader.
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: Patatas a la Riojana or Grilled Lamb Chops With Root Vegetable Rice
Vegan dish: Beetroot Apple And Coriander Salad