Alceo is produced from Tempranillo grapes that have been grown on their estate vineyards. The soil consists of a mixture of clay and sand with a high concentration of limestone and many small stones. The grapes are harvested by hand and fermented with indigenous yeast. Alceo is aged for four to five months in American and French oak casks and five months in the bottle before release. If you are looking for great value full bodied, soft fruited with a surprisingly long finish then you really need look no further.
Notes on the producer
Based in Don Quixote’s Castilla La Mancha, Familia Bastida produce an incredible-value range of wines from estate fruit. All wine are made with dryfarmed, organically grown grapes are harvested by hand and fermented with indigenous yeast. We’re hugely incredibly impressed by what they manage to achieve in the vineyard and cellar. They are modernising but employing all of the techniques and equipment of the artisan movement. Bravo!