Alegro Rioja Reserva

€17.99

This elegant and subtle Reserva is soft and fresh with an elegant structure and flavours of red fruit compote, vanilla and cinnamon. From the older vines that the winery access, this is very good value Reserva that has all the hallmarks of the region and category in a very approachable and accessible style.

This wine is made solely from Tempranillo grapes and is matured for a minimum of 18 months in American and French oak barrels. Not all of the barrels are new, which means that there isn't too much of an intense or heavy impact on the flavour of the fruit. Because the grapes are from across the Rioja region, the quality can't be controlled as easily as if it was from a single estate, thus the quality is determined only when they hit the winery.

This then informs the oak barrel philosophy and in this case, a mix of French and American, old and new is just the ticket. The wine then ages for a further 18 months in the bottles. This extra ageing allows for the softening of tannins in the wine before release to market. Soft oxidative ageing with delicious vanilla notes and a softening of the body of the wine after that... no wonder that the region is so popular!

Region: Rioja

Country: Spain

Grape(s): Tempranillo

Style: Soft, Smooth, Medium Bodied, Fruity, Complex

Best food matches: Tapas, Pork, Pizza, Pasta

Alcohol: 13.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.50.

We charge €7.50 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

Customer reviews

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.