Bodegas O. Fournier Ribera Del Duero Alfa Spiga  2006 750ml
SKU 752342

Bodegas O. Fournier Ribera Del Duero Alfa Spiga 2006

Bodegas O. Fournier - Castilla Y Leon - Spain - Ribera Del Duero

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Rated 91 by Stephen Tanzer
($47; malo in new oak, then aged in new oak, 80% French and 20% American) Inky ruby. Explosive aromas of black raspberry, cherry-vanilla, dried violet, mocha and cola. Sappy, bright and full, with impressive lift and grip giving the dense dark fruit a weightless quality. Expands to saturate the palate, finishing with velvety tannins and impressive length. This could still use some time to stretch out.
Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2006 Alfa Spiga is very pure and feminine on the nose compared to the previous two vintages, perhaps a little more...
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Varietal: Tempranillo

There are plenty of notable native Spanish grapes which have made a big impression on the wine world at large, but none are as renowned or as widely loved as the Tempranillo varietal. This black skinned grape has been used for wine making for centuries, with several ancient civilizations noticing the fact that it is highly versatile and holds some delicious flavors and aromas, perfect for those looking for a powerful yet elegant grape for their wines. Tempranillo often causes winemakers some trouble, however, as it is highly susceptible to many diseases. Despite this, plenty continue to persevere with this varietal, as it is perfect for producing delicious and complex single variety and blended wines, packed full of classic Spanish flavors and plenty of aromatic and intense surprises.

Region: Castilla Y Leon

From the beautifully robust, boisterous and spicy red Tempranillo wines of the west, to the fruity, aromatic white Verdejo wines from the Rueda, Castilla y Leon is a Spanish wine region with something to please everyone. The region itself is a particularly fascinating one for European wine fans, as it dates back several centuries and is, in many ways, the defining region of Spain for the country's viticultural identity. Dry, arid soils and baking heat produce wines of a unique character, coming from grapes which have to struggle to attain the moisture they require in order to ripen. The flavors of Castilla y Leon are big, bold and seductive, and packed full of all the passion and history only a country like Spain can provide.

Country: Spain

From the deep and intense Rioja wines, or the dry and refreshing Ruedas, from Tempranillos to Verdejos, the range and quality of Spanish wines is always going to impress and fascinate. With several thousand years of traditions and expertise leading the way, Spanish wineries are currently producing some of the most flavorful and interesting wines to come out of Europe, striving to overcome the reputation problems the country suffered in the mid to late twentieth century. Despite being one of the largest producers of wine in the world, with billions of bottles being filled each year, Spanish wine producers are more interested in quality over quantity than ever before. The results of this are some truly world class wines rivaling even the finest produce of France in regards to balance, character and flavor, gaining new fans and enthusiasts every day.