Bodegas Alvia from Spain, Rioja

Spanish Winery Bodegas Alvia
Those who walk along the Camino de Santiago will eventually pass by the Spanish winery Bodegas Alvia, which is situated in the litte town of Ventosa. The wines of this areas are usually well-made and and rich of flavors.
Camino de Santiago
The winery cultivates an area of over 30 hectares in the heart of the famous Rioja Alta wine region. The winegrowers are particularly proud of their vines, since some of them are over a hundred years old. This age is undoubtedly a rarity in wine-growing and the reason for a lower yield. Additionally, vines like these are usually 30 or 40 year old and the uneconomical. But at Bodegas Alvia things are different.
Over the decades, these old vines have formed deep, widely ramified roots. This does not only enable them to cope with the drought in the hot summer but also provides the vines with more minerals. These old vines, however, produce fantastic, exclusive wines with intense aromas due to the rationalized but sufficient supply of nutrients to fewer grapes as usual.
Old vines of Rioja
Harvest in Rioja
The winery cultivates the red varieties Tempranillo, Garnacha (also know as Grenache), Mazuelo ( also know as Carignan) and Graciano. There are also two white varieties Malvasía and Viura, which is also called Macabeo in the region. And the winemakers insist on harvesting manually.
After the harvest, the winemlakers select grapes by hand in the winery - they only take the best. The wines are matured in barriques of French, Hungarian and American oak.
Selecting the right grapes
Barriques of Bodegas Alvia
Their wide assortment includes both monovarieties and cuvées. Bodegas Alvia's top product, which is of course strictly limited, is a pure Tempranillo, vinified from grapes of a more than a hundred year old vine. It is bottled exclusively in magnum bottles, each one numbered and signed by oenologist Alfredo Bernáldez.
Vineyards of Bodegas Alvia
Owner of Bodegas Alvia
Wine bottles of Bodegas Alvia
Haus of Bodegas Alvia
Fermentation of Bodegas Alvia
Fermentation of Bodegas Alvia
Wine tasting at Bodegas Alvia
Terrasse of Bodegas Alvia

Bodegas Alvia - Mileto Blanco 2017 White 0,75L from the Spain

Blanco Mileto 2017

€8.32

0,63L (13,20 € pro Liter)

Brilliant yellow with green reflections. Fresh and romantic in the nose with a scent of white flowers, citrus and grapefruit. Full-bodied and exotic on the palate with aromas of peach, apricot and hints of vanilla.

Bodegas Alvia - Crianza Mileto 2015 Red 0,75L from Spain

Crianza Mileto 2015

€9.66

0,63L (15,33 € pro Liter)

Dark cherry red. Fruity and berry on the nose with a scent of strawberries and other red fruits. Powerful, dry and round on the palate with pleasant aromas of cherries, liquorice, strawberry jam and a well-integrated woody note. The finish is long and undermined from a well-balanced acidity.

Bodegas Alvia - Edicion Limitada Mileto 2013 Red 0,75L from Spain

Edicion Limitada Mileto 2013

€16.39

0,63L (26,00 € pro Liter)

Intense chestnut brown with red reflections. Impulsive and intense on the nose with a captivating aroma of ripe fruits, plums and violets. Structured, round and full-bodied on the palate with a harmonious taste of spices, plums, blackberries and licorice. The well-integrated tannins make the long finish easy to drink and enticing. 

Bodegas Alvia - Joven Mileto 2018 Red 0,75L from Spain

Joven Mileto 2018

€7.14

0,63L (11,33 € pro Liter)

Intense and dark red colour. Fruity and impulsive on the nose with a harmonious scent of strawberries and other red fruits. Full-bodied, aromatic and velvety on the palate with an enticing taste of strawberry jam and dark berries undermined by a hint of liquorice.

Livius Garnacha 2008 von Bodegas Alvia in Rioja Spanien

Livius Garnacha 2008

€41.18

0,63L (65,33 € pro Liter)

Livius Garnacha from Bodegas Alvia is an intense and aromatic red wine from the Rioja. This Spanish top wine just explodes with an aroma of red fruits. Soon after elegant flavors such as cocoa and tobacco evolve and surprise the nose as well as the palate. Thereupon, a scent scent of raspberries stream into the the nose. The overall palate is fresh but also round and full-bodied at the same time. And then nice aromas of red and dark berries dominate the fresh and harmonious taste. Finally, hints of chocolate, vanilla and licorice take over the taste in the long and enduring finish. An overall well-done red wine from the Rioja! 

Livius Graciano

€41.18

0,63L (65,33 € pro Liter)

Livius Graciano from Bodegas Alvia is an excellent red wine from Rioja with a fine style yet powerful personality. Initially, the wine reveals a beautiful aroma of ripe fruit and plums. This then quickly transforms into an impulsive as well as delicate taste of ripe fruit. At last, this is followed by several other aromas with variety. Among them are mainly nuances of cloves, cherries and plums. These are the combines with pleasant acidity and a subtle note of wood or vanilla!

Livius Tempranillo 2010 from Bodegas Alvia

Livius Tempranillo 2010

€41.18

0,63L (65,33 € pro Liter)

Livius Tempranillo from Bodegas Alvia is an excellent wine from Rioja. Initially, this Spanish wine develops an elegant cherry red color in the glas. but most importantly, the first aromas surprise the nose. A bouquet full of fruits and complexity. This means a combination of ripe fruit, dark berries and elegant vanilla. This characteristic also shows on the palate. Especially since the taste takes you from elegant flavors of blackberries, candied fruits, plums and chocolate to a rather fresh finish. Thus a very exceptional wine from Spain, which also convinces with its price-performance ratio.

Bodegas Alvia - Reserva Mileto 2012 Red 0,75L from Spain

Reserva Mileto 2012

€13.87

0,63L (22,00 € pro Liter)

Intense chestnut brown with cherry red reflections. Expressive and elegant on the nose with a fine bouquet of red and black fruits. Intense and well-structured on the palate with a fruity taste of wild berries, cherries, redcurrants and harmonious hints of vanilla. The finish is both long and full-bodied with a balanced and well-integrated acidity.

Titus Livius 2014 von Bodega Alvia from Spain

Titus Livius 2014

€32.77

0,63L (52,00 € pro Liter)

Titus Livius 2014 is an excellent wine of Bodega Alvia from Spain. Especially, because this Spanish wine from Rioja is both powerful and elegant. The excessive cultivation makes this wine supple but also accessible. In addition, it also develops numerous aromas on the nose. This allows a unique scent of plums, blackberries and tobacco. But this wine also shows incredible characteristics on the palate. This it surprises us with a balanced taste and aromas of dark berries, cherries and black currants. In addition, the structure and balance is simply impressive!