The historic Pálido wine returns to the D.O. Rueda
Bodegas De Alberto presents “De Alberto Pálido”. A historical elaboration recovered under the DO Rueda seal after 11 years of absence
The Rueda Denomination of Origin, founded in 1980, presented in October 2019 a new List of Conditions in which it looked back at its origins, once again recognizing the Pálido category, biological aging.
Together with the Dorado, of oxidative aging, they make up the traditional wines of the area and whose history dates back to the 14th century. Pálido wine disappeared as a category with the 2008 Regulation, but Bodegas De Alberto never abandoned its production.
Located in Serrada in the old winery of the Dominican monks, dated in 1657, the Gutiérrez family thus continues its custody of the intangible heritage that these wines and their tradition represent.
Thus, it is committed to bringing wine lovers closer to the special elaborations that rescue and maintain the most genuine tradition of the area of biological aging ‘under veil of flower’.
“Only a few barrels withstood the test of time,” says Carmen San Martín Gutiérrez, CEO of Bodegas De Alberto. “At last we can once again count within the DO Rueda seal with the traditional De Alberto Pálido, a very unique elaboration under a veil of flower that represents the reason for being of our Winery”.
This flower is the yeasts of the biological aging of fortified wines, which form a layer or veil over them and transform them, providing them with unique characteristics.
Almond and bakery aromas, subtle notes of wood, vanilla and dried fruits characterize De Alberto Pálido, which has been biologically aged under a veil of flower for more than three years in barrels. In the background, the Verdejo grape does not abandon us, but is great, providing freshness and structure to this dry wine, delicate and light on the palate, with salty touches.
“For the family, both De Alberto Pálido and De Alberto Dorado are the wines of our grandparents”.
“The most genuine part of our history, and witnessing how they find their place again and have relevance in the current landscape is very exciting.” Explains Carmen, who recognizes that fortified wines and unique elaborations are awakening great interest among the most demanding consumers.
In its elaboration, Bodegas De Alberto faithfully maintains the traditional method that was practiced in the area, and that was later collected by the DO Rueda in its first regulation: starting with a base wine headed with wine alcohol up to a minimum of 14 degrees and, later, Pass it to barrels for biological aging under a flower veil where it remains for a minimum of three years.
With an exclusive production of 1,400 bottles and a careful presentation, De Alberto Pálido reappears as a well-kept secret for more than a decade. Thus, it aspires to surprise fans of fortified wines and seekers of special elaborations.
Los generous De Alberto, a benchmark in the DO Rueda
De Alberto Pálido belongs to the Premium range of fortified wines from Bodegas de Alberto, of which the greatest exponent to date is De Alberto Dorado.
This wine accumulates a very important list of awards and recognitions that are difficult to match, such as, among others, the two consecutive Platinum Medals in Decanter, reaching 97 points, the Great Gold Medal in the Brussels World Contest, the Great Bacchus of Gold, the Great Gold Medal in VINESPAÑA, the 95 Peñín Guide Points or the 91 Parker Wine Advocate Points.
With a very long tradition in this category of wines that goes back to the elaborations of the Dominican monks in their underground galleries, Bodegas Hijos De Alberto Gutiérrez can be considered as the benchmark in the elaboration of this type of wines in the Rueda Denomination of Origin in the actuality.
The wine that will soon complete the range will be De Alberto Dorado Dulce, also 100% Verdejo and DO Rueda, which will also be presented in 2021.
Bodegas De Alberto, Gold and Silver Medals at the Mezquita de Córdoba 2020 Awards.
De Alberto Dorado and Monasterio de Palazuelos Verdejo 100% DO Rueda have been awarded a Gold Medal and a Silver Medal, respectively, in this edition of the Mezquita de Córdoba Awards, as announced this week by the organization. The Mezquita de Córdoba Awards are one of the most important wine competitions in Spain and an international reference event specialized in generous type wines.
Both De Alberto Dorado and the Monastery of Palazuelos Verdejo 100% DO Rueda can be tasted during wine tours to Bodegas De Alberto.
Bodegas De Alberto reactivates its wine tourism visits this Saturday, July 11. The magic of the underground cellar with more than three centuries of antiquity and the singularity of the elaboration of De Alberto Dorado, the great tourist attractions of Bodegas De Alberto.
Bodegas De Alberto, wine tourism reference of the Denomination of Origin Rueda, resumes its visits from this Saturday, July 11, after three months of inactivity due to the state of alarm caused by COVID-19.
Visits to the winery will maintain their usual routes and incorporate extraordinary security measures for the public and its staff.
After the suspension of wine tourism visits in the middle of last March, the wine tourism department of Bodegas De Alberto has worked for the rigorous application of all the security protocols established by the Ministry for the resumption of tourist activity in wineries.
Continue enjoying a unique experience
“The priority for us for the reopening is safety and customer satisfaction. To ensure that visitors continue to enjoy a unique experience, with all the security measures », indicates Ángeles Jiménez, Head of Wine Tourism at Bodegas De Alberto. “In addition, they are very consistent with the personalized and family character of our visits,” he adds.
For this new stage, all the necessary safety protocols have been included, such as reducing the groups to a maximum of eight people, specific cleaning of the route spaces and the application of the safety distance, among others.
Tour of the underground cellars
The main objective of these measures has been to comply with the security protocols without modifying the usual route of visits Memoria Inhabited and All You Need Is Gold, which include two ‘main dishes’ highly valued by the visiting public: the underground cellars of the Dominican monastery from the 17th century and the uniqueness of the production of De Alberto Dorado wine, oxidized in demijohns under the sun and aged in traditional barrels of more than 70 years.
One of the oldest wineries in the DO Rueda
Bodegas De Alberto is one of the oldest wineries in the Rueda Designation of Origin. It is located in the old Monastery of San Pablo and in its underground cellar from the 17th century, in the municipality of Serrada, 1.50 hours from Madrid via A-6 and 25 minutes from Valladolid.
Bodegas De Alberto is the only winery in the DO Rueda that, with its 100% De Alberto Dorado Verdejo DO Rueda, has maintained since its inception in the 1940s the elaboration of the historic golden wine, rigorously adhering to traditional methodology: developing an aging oxidative in demijohns outdoors and an aging in solera in boots with a mother wine of more than 70 years.
Lisonja Verdejo 100% DO Rueda by Bodegas De Alberto, Gold Medal in Berliner Wein Trophy 2020
The drink that first comes to mind when we talk about Berlin is beer. However, Germany offers one of the most attractive markets for wine. It is the fourth largest consumer of this product worldwide and number one when it comes to imports.
The city of Berlin is also an effervescent showcase of food and wine trends and trendy cultural and leisure proposals, where wine places are more and more of higher quality. It is really difficult to choose between the wide offer of wine bars, weinhandels, clubs and restaurants specialized in wine in the German capital.
Here we leave you a link to a selection of the best wine establishments in Berlin, although in this effervescent city you will find all kinds of options linked to culture, art and entertainment. An interesting example is the famous Wintergarten Berlin, temple of the cabaret and music hall during the 1920s, which currently offers the ‘Show and Wine’ option, a special menu to enjoy the show with a bottle of wine.
Without forgetting the interesting German wines, it is common for any Berlin wine specialist to have a wide variety of international wines and, as far as whites are concerned (it can be said that they are the favorites in Germany), there is no lack of a notable presence of wines. of the Rueda Apellation of Origin.
Local varieties, the result of a long selection since more than 2,000 years ago the Roman Empire introduced vitis vinifera in Germanic territories, leave room for a huge range of international references, among which singular elaborations, organic and natural wines are increasingly in demand.
The German consumer is demanding, educated and curious. In the country, there is also a wide tradition of specialized wine competitions and competitions, among which one of the most important in the world stands out: the Berliner Wein Trophy, in whose 2020 edition the Lisonja Verdejo 100% DO Rueda de Bodegas De Alberto He has obtained the Gold Medal.
Distinguished in the competition for its good intensity on the nose and in the mouth and described as a straw-yellow wine with greenish reflections, where the fruit aromas with hints of hay and aniseed memories stand out, Lisonja Verdejo has been appreciated in the mouth as fresh and tasty , and its good structure and persistence stands out.
The Berliner Wein Trophy is the most influential international wine competition under the patronage of the OIV and UIOE. It collects more than 13,000 registrations each year, of which only 30% are awarded a medal.
De Alberto Dorado achieves for the second consecutive year the highest award in the international competition organized by the Spanish Tasters Union
Serrada (Valladolid), March 10th, 2020. Alberto Dorado 100% Verdejo DO Rueda has been awarded for the second consecutive year with the Grand Bacchus de Oro, the highest award in the 2020 edition of the prestigious international wine competition organized by the Spanish Union of Tasters (UEC) and recognized by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) and the World Federation of Great Contests of Wines and Spirits (Vinofed).
With Alberto Dorado 100% Verdejo DO Rueda, from Bodegas Hijos de Alberto Gutiérrez, it obtained with this Grand Bacchus de Oro a relevant recognition in one of the most reputed wine competitions worldwide. Held this weekend in Madrid, the contest has had a hundred professionals and experts, including specialized journalists, sommeliers, winemakers, Masters of Wine and Masters of Sommelier.
This award also adds to the important prize list of awards obtained for this wine, among which the Platinum Medal with 97 points in Decanter, the Great Gold Medal in the Brussels World Contest, the Great Gold Medal in VINESPAÑA , the 95 Peñín Guide Points or the 91 Parker Wine Advocate Points.
Bodegas De Alberto is the only winery of the DO Rueda that, with its Alberto Dorado Verdejo 100% DO Rueda, has maintained since its birth in the 40s the elaboration of the historic golden wine, rigorously adhering to the traditional methodology: developing an oxidative ageing in open-air demijohns and a solera upbringing in large boots with a mother wine of more than 70 years.
The special guided tour ‘All You Need is Gold’ will reveal the secrets of From Alberto Dorado between February 14 and 15
Serrada (Valladolid), February 10, 2020. Bodegas De Alberto wants to celebrate Valentine’s Day with líquido liquid gold ’with a special tribute visit to his most special wine: Alberto Dorado. Under the name ‘All You Need is Gold’ on Friday 14 and Saturday 15, the historic Serrada winery will reveal the process of creating its Dorado, through a premium guided tour that will include the branch tasting of this DO Rueda wine at different times of its elaboration.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and is a great opportunity to enjoy a special plan to celebrate with those we love most. This year Bodegas De Alberto has prepared an exclusive activity to enjoy its most special wines and local cuisine as a couple, through a tour where the secrets of the elaboration of aged wines and Alberto Dorado wines will be revealed.
The guided tour ‘All You Need is Gold’ will include, in addition to the tour of the underground cellar of the seventeenth century excavated by the Dominican Order, a special itinerary for the process of making the wine of Alberto Dorado, with a visit to the beach of Damajuanas and the barrel and solera rooms, as well as the branch tasting of this wine at different times of its elaboration.
To finish the visit, the tasting of four wines will be included: Alberto Ecológico 100% Verdejo, Alberto Ecologico 100% Tempranillo, Finca Valdemoya Frizzante Verdejo and Alberto Dorado, accompanied by a special tasting of a selection of local artisan cheese Campoveja and of Iberian sausages.
In addition, visitors during these special dates will take a surprise gift that Bodegas De Alberto has prepared for them to celebrate love.
The visit will be available on Friday, February 14, at 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 15 at 11:30 a.m., with a price of € 18 per person. Prior reservation is required by phone or email: 983 559 107 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberto Dorado, winner of the Platinum Medal with 97 points, will be tasted this weekend at the ca Decanter Fine Wine Encounter ’in London
Serrada (Valladolid), October 31, 2019. Alberto Dorado 100% Verdejo DO Rueda will be present this weekend at the ‘Decanter Fine Wine Encounter’, the most important event of the year for the global reference wine magazine, where Select each year the one hundred most prestigious producers in the world.
Bodegas De Alberto will participate on November 2 and 3 with his Alberto Dorado Verdejo 100% DO Rueda in this essential meeting for professionals and wine lovers, after obtaining the Platinum Medal with 97 points in the last edition of the ‘Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 ‘, the most important international wine competition in the United Kingdom and one of the most important in the world.
The participation invitation for Bodegas Hijos De Alberto Gutiérrez arrives just after the Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans selected De Alberto Dorado as the number one of the Spanish wines in the Jerez style category in the latest Decanter publication on the best wines from Spain in 2019.
The ‘Decanter Fine Wine Encounter’ will bring together an exclusive selection of Platinum wines, and Best in Show 2019, which can be tasted for two days at The Landmark Hotel, in London, by the more than 1500 professionals and key figures of the wine sector attendees.
This recognition adds to the important prize list of awards obtained for this wine, among which is the Grand Gold Medal at the Brussels World Contest, the Grand Gold Bacchus, the Grand Gold Medal in Vinespaña, the 95 Peñín Guide Points or the 91 Parker Wine Advocate Points.
Bodegas De Alberto is the only winery of the DO Rueda that, with its Alberto Dorado Verdejo 100% DO Rueda, has maintained since its birth in the 40s the elaboration of the historic golden wine, rigorously adhering to the traditional methodology: developing a breeding Oxidative in open-air ladybugs and a breeding in solera in boots with a mother wine of more than 70 years.
De Alberto Winery’s legendary wine will be tasted at the Second European Meeting of Oxidative Wines, a great showcase of hidden treasures.
Serrada (Valladolid), October 24, 2019. Bodegas De Alberto will participate next Monday, October 28th with his De Alberto Dorado Verdejo 100% DO Rueda in the ‘Second European Meeting of Dry Oxidative Wines’ of the Association of Dry Rancios of Roussillon , in the city of Perpignan (France), an essential event for the recognition of these historical wines, hidden treasures, in many cases on the verge of disappearance.
They are aged wines, of colors marked by oxidation ranging from amber to brown and with very special deep aromas, typical of long aging and their exposure to oxygen in boots or barrels of old wood or, in the case of De Alberto Dorado by Bodegas Hijos de Alberto Gutiérrez, in demijohns in the sun.
Four thousand demijohns, traditional glass jugs of 16 liters capacity, are used for the first part of the oxidative aging of De Alberto Dorado for twelve months outdoors. According to this traditional elaboration, maintained only by the Gutierrez family since the 40s, the wine will then be aged in solera in boots with a mother wine of more than 70 years.
Oxidative wines are generous wines with historical names, such as those made in the Marco de Jerez and Montilla Moriles, or as dried Madeira, Sicilian Marsala or very old dry white Porto.
With De Alberto Dorado, the wine heritage of the Rueda Designation of Origin is also making history. Winner of the Platinum Medal with 97 points in the last Decanter World Wine Awards 2019, Alberto Dorado has been recognized in recent years with an important prize list, among which is the Grand Gold Medal in the World Contest from Brussels, the Grand Bacchus de Oro, the Grand Gold Medal in VINESPAÑA, the 95 Peñín Guide Points or the 91 Parker Wine Advocate Points.
Seventeen wine regions from nine different countries, including France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Georgia, Hungary and Switzerland, will meet on Monday October 28 to taste these wines called “meditation”, since they are to enjoy them slowly, with the necessary time so that they can express all their complexity.
They are wines gastronomically to discover, since we are not used to eating with them. However, they perfectly accompany many types of dishes such as those made with truffles and mushrooms, with reductions of fish or meat, as well as with pickles, smoked, cut or dried cheeses, and with snacks with olives and nuts, achieving fantastic combinations of flavors.
This year, on the occasion of the celebration of European Wine Tourism Day, we want to highlight the gastronomic profile of this experience and the surprising world of sensations that wine opens to us.
Place an order at De Alberto Online Store between October 9 and November 9 and you will enter the raffle for a visit to the winery and food for two at the Mesón de Pedro de Matapozuelos restaurant.
A unique gastronomic experience.
For you or as a gift!
The winner will enjoy:
A guided visit Inhabited Memory for two people in Bodegas De Alberto, in Serrada.
A tasting menu for two people at the Mesón de Pedro de Matapozuelos restaurant.
About Mesón de Pedro
The restaurant-inn offers its customers a very specialized menu based on Grilled Skewers of Rabbit and Rabbit grilled with sarmiento and holm oak, typical products of the area elaborated in a simple and natural way in which you can feel the flavors of Our land at its best.
In addition, they have an extensive wine list specialized in the D.O. Wheel.
A place to enjoy.
We raffle a package experience visiting the winery plus tasting menu, among customers who make a purchase through our online or telephone store between October 9 and November 9, 2019.
The participant must be a person over 18 years old.
The winner will be published in our social networks on SUNDAY, November 10, European Wine Tourism Day, at 12:00 noon, in addition to communicating personally.
The draw will end on November 9, 2019 at 00.00h.
Monasterio de Palazuelos Verdejo 100% wins the Silver Medal in the international wine competition prelude to the German ProWein Fair.
Serrada (Valladolid), February 27, 2019. Monasterio de Palazuelos Verdejo 100% DO Rueda from Bodegas De Alberto has been awarded the Silver Medal in the twenty-third edition of the Mundus Vini International Grand Prix of Wines, one of the most recognized wine competitions in the world and prelude to the celebration of the ProWein Fair in Germany, a reference point for the sector at international level.
Monasterio de Palazuelos Verdejo 100% DO Rueda can be tasted at the next edition of the ProWein Fair, which will take place between March 17 and 19 in Düsseldorf, Germany, both at Bodegas De Alberto’s own stand (F111 / Hall10 ), as in the tasting space specially dedicated for the award-winning wines at MUNDUS VINI 2019, ‘ProWein Mundus Vini Tasting Area’.
This recognition adds to the important prize list of awards obtained for this wine in other publications and competitions, such as the Gold Medal awarded at the Berliner Wein Trophy 2018, or the Silver Medals awarded by the Bacchus and Mundus Vini Awards also in 2018.
Monasterio de Palazuelos Verdejo, elaborated with the native variety of the DO Rueda, the Verdejo, in 100%, has been distinguished in the contest for its good intensity in nose and mouth and described as a straw-colored yellow wine with greenish reflections , where fruit aromas with tones of hay and aniseed memories stand out. In the mouth, it is appreciated as fresh and tasty, and its good structure and persistence stand out.