Andalucia’s most ambitious quality wine project yet is the innovative brainchild of Vicente Taberner, partner in the Sherry bodega Fernando de Castilla, a passionate wine enthusiast with a vision to produce top reds in the hills near Arcos de la Frontera, northeast of Cadiz. The first vineyards were planted in January 2002 and much detailed experimentation is happening with Allier oak barriques of various toasts and coopers. Huerta de Albala is possibly the most significant development in Andalucian winemaking since the creation of Sherry!
The wine is aged in new and two year old French oak barrels for 12 months, followed by a further 6 months in bottle. Very deep, inky, mulberry colour. Full, rich, heady nose with plum and chocolate, spice, mocha and oak. A touch of savouriness in the form of roasted meat, leather and tar. Heavy with juicy black cherry and plum fruit, subtly brightened by perfumed redcurrants. Voluptuous and rich with a lovely savoury edge. (Suitable for vegetarians)