Deep and elegant, mainly from our oldest vineyards of the native Monastrell variety, aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation. The Monastrell grapes are selected manually in the ungrafted vineyards, on shady slopes, where a slower maturation is achieved.
Del Duero Wines, 92 pts
"Purple red with violet edges, good intensity aromas with red fruits, menthol and violets. Medium-bodied, tasty and with very pleasant fruit sensations, balanced acidity and good persistence."
The winery was founded in 1870 and has been adapting according to the times, to achieve the highest quality and personality in their wines. Alceno has a capacity of 3,500,000 liters, of which 75% is in concrete, 15% oak and 5% stainless steel. Part of the winery founded in 1870 still has original barrels and cones since the year of foundation.
The winery belongs to the D.O.P. Jumilla. This Designation of Origin is located in a very special enclave for the production of quality wines in the southeast of Spain, in an area of transit from the coast to the La Mancha plateau. Alceno's vineyards are located at great differences in altitude, from 400 to 950 meters, gradually ascending in parallel valleys from south to north, having excellent conditions for organic farming. At Bodegas Alceño, they control numerous vineyards of various farmers carrying out the controls and work that generation after generation allows them to have grapes of different varieties, altitudes, ages and soils. Red varieties are Monastrell, Syrah, Garnacha Tintorera, Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the white ones are Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo, Macabeo and Airén. The soils are mainly stony, calcareous, sandy loam and clayey. The rainfed cultivation is 80%, with most of the vineyards grown in bush; the yields are very low due to the low rainfall. Cold winters and hot summers. The harvest begins in September and ends in late October.