~ Espagne, DOC Rioja "Koden" - Bodegas Luis Alegre ~

APPELLATION DOC Rioja

MILLÉSIME 2011

CÉPAGE 100% Tempranillo

COULEUR Rouge

PAYS Espagne

RÉGION Espagne

DOMAINE Bodegas Luis Alegre - Rioja Alavesa -Spain

Notre coup de coeur
Guía Peñin 2014 90 Points & 5*****

Koden 2011 is the Third vintage of this new wine and concept made by Bodegas Luis Alegre, that just keeps on getting better by the vintage.
The concept of Koden is based on applying techniques that are used in making high end wines (cold maceration of the grapes, micro-oxygenation, use of new oak barrels and so on.) on a well priced easy to drink young wine. The use of 100% Tempranillo grapes from our own vineyards with the vines (6 – 8 years old).  As we know young vines are more limited in what they can give compared to older vines and for this reason we use techniques that are usually used in making high end wines. The aim has been to make a wine of very good quality that pleases the palate of the general public and that is very good value for money.

 

Alcohol: 13.50%
Grape Varieties: 100% Tempranillo
Colour: Ruby red, clean and bright.
Aroma: Aromatic, fruity and clean, with pleasant aromas of red fruit (raspberry, cherry) and violets. Also hints of toasted and vanilla tones from its aging in new oak.
Palate: Enjoyable with good fruit. Prolonged and persistent with an aftertaste of red fruits, liquorice and toasted notes. Elegant but with a good structure, long and silky tannins.
Production: 120,000 bottles.