Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez La Mancha Alejairén (2014)
The 2014 vintage has rich flavors of fresh apricot, vanilla bean, honey and crème brûlée in both the nose and on the palate.
A wine with soul of white and character of red. Undoubtedly, a different wine made from Airén, an indigenous grape of the region, with the peculiarity of aging in American oak barrels for 24 months. An unusual technique in any white making that makes it the only one of the DO La Mancha with barrel aging.
Across his four bodegas, Alejandro Fernandez’s only deviation from pure Tempranillo varietal wines is El Vínculo’s Alejairén. Despite the Airén variety being the most widely planted grape in the D.O. La Mancha and in the world, Alejairén was the first barrel-aged 100% Airén wine produced in Spain, proving that Airén can develop rich flavors, complexity and texture, far beyond its usual role as a simple table wine.
89 Wine Spectator
This rich, distinctive white has a deep gold color and a thick, toothsome texture. Candied orange, dried fig and vanilla flavors give this a dessert wine profile, but without sweetness. Shows enough acidity to stay fresh. Drink now. 200 cases imported.