Located next door to Wahoo! Grill on the edge of Decatur, we sell a variety of wines from around the world as well as a rotating selection of wine growlers and a monthly club selection. We also carry everything you need for your charcuterie board (including the board!) featuring local meats and cheeses along with a selection from around the country and world.
Tasting notes: Bright, deep ruby color with dark cherry hues on the rim of the glass. It stands out for its intensity, with red fruit aromas (strawberries, raspberries, redcurrant and cherry) leading to elegant notes of vanilla, toffee, coffee cream, cinnamon, brioche and hazelnuts. The balance between acidity and alcohol stands out on the palate, with soft, sweet, rounded tannins and a pleasant final sensation.
Pairings: It stands out for its great culinary versatility. It is an excellent choice with
appetizers, snacks, light meals and barbecues, as well as with rice dishes,
pasta, creams and also with lightly grilled meat and fish.
Vineyard, Grapes, Aging: 100% Tempranillo from our Mayorita, El Bardal and El Rebollar vineyards in Rodezno, and Alto del Rey in Labastida. These sites lie at 500-600 metres above sea level and the vines were planted on clay-limestone soils more than 40 years ago. The grapes were picked by hand, placed in300 kg boxes and transported in refrigerated platforms to the winery to preserve their qualities. After destemming and crushing, the grapes were placed in tanks where alcoholic and malolactic fermentation took place naturally. This wine was aged for two years in American oak barrels made by our in-house coopers —new ones in the first year and four-year-old barrels in the second year. We carried out four rackings in the traditional way, from barrel to barrel, separating the sediment that was produced during the ageing process by candlelight. Bottled in March 2021.
Harvest: Abundant rainfall in winter and spring meant that the vineyards were in excellent condition in the first months of the growing season. The ripening stage progressed smoothly, with good quality parameters. This year’s harvest was characterised by the pains- taking selection of grapes both in the vineyard and in the winery. Overall, the wines stand out for their lower alcohol content compared to previous years, the finesse of the reds, with intense and lively colors, as well as their balance on the palate.
RP92 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 14th Jul 2022
"Their young and fresh red 2018 Viña Alberdi, already a Reserva (Crianza in Spain), matured in oak barrel for two years—in new barrels for the first year and in used barrels for the second year. During the élevage, they racked the wine manually from barrel to barrel four times. 2018 was a year of lower alcohol and more freshness in the wines, and they thought the wines were not designed for the long haul; so, they didn’t produce any other wine, and so the only wine from 2018 IS VIÑA ALBERDI! Which means that all the Tempranillo grapes that were destined for 890, 904 and all the other wines went to this wine. They didn’t use the Garnacha (which was sold in bulk). So, this is a super-Viña Alberdi, which shows more Crianza style in this cooler vintage but with very good depth and complexity, perhaps a more modern and fresher style. The wine has a seamless palate and a juicy texture, with more color than other vintages, more intensity, more fruit… It has grapes from very good vineyards and poor soils that were never destined for this wine. Highly recommendable and very versatile. It has potential to age. They produced a whopping one million bottles of it. It was bottled in March 2021. (Luis Gutiérrez)" (92 pts.)
JS93 JamesSuckling.com Thursday, October 14, 2021
"A pretty nose of raspberries, cassis, fresh herbs, vanilla and sweet spices. It’s medium-bodied with round tannins. Creamy and fruity with chocolatey character on the mid-palate. Supple finish with excellent length. Tangy acidity. 100% tempranillo. Drink or hold." (93 pts.)
Bottles range from budget-friendly to rare and collectible finds. Provisions include charcuterie, cheeses and other supplies for an amazing meat and cheese board to pair with you wine selection. Our food and gift offerings have a local Georgia-grown focus, with wonderful additions from around the world.
Month to Month with no long-term commitment!
For just $50 per month (plus tax) you can join the 2 or 4 bottles Wine Club. Each month you will receive your selected number of great wines along with tasting notes, wine information, food pairing suggestions, and much more! To sign up or for more information call 404-687-WINE (9463). If you haven't joined yet, we encourage you to inquire during your next visit to the shop. Memberships also make great gifts!
Additional WW&P Wine Club benefits:
10% off all purchases at WW&P on pick-up day
10% off 6 bottle wine purchases
WW&P reusable wine tote
1036 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
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