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deAlto, Spain

Meaning “of height” or "of great respect", deAlto hints at the aspirations of the project and of the quality of what is in the bottle.

deAlto craft wines in the best traditions of this classic region but fuse cutting-edge viticultural and winemaking techniques to create a modern interpretation of what they believe to be individual, pure expressions of the Rioja Baja vineyards that they call home.

Viticulture

The company's philosophy is that "good wine is made in the vineyard." With over 250 hectares of prime Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano Rioja vineyards that are at their disposal which are planted on clay-limestone soil at an average height of 400m above sea level. Meticulous attention to detail is paid in the vineyards, coupled with the extreme climate, which offers the perfect conditions for the production of great wines. Grapes are all hand-picked in early October.

Winemaking

Carefully picked and sensitively vinified, the aim is to preserve fruit, and find a balance between tannin and acidity (they make wine tasty) and use oak to complement, not swamp the fruit. DeAlto wines are released when they think you would like to drink them, not when the authorities say that they should. As a result, some of their best wines may not fall within the traditional Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva regime.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Good wine is made in the vineyard!
  • deAlto wines are released when the wines are at their best for drinking, not when the authorities say that we should. As a result, some of the wines may not fall within the traditional Crianza, Reserv
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