Winemaker Albert Jané presents the new vintage of this Spanish red wine from Montsant.
The vines of the Acustic Celler winery are spread over different locations in the Monstant DO. They grow at an altitude between 300 and 700 metres above sea level, in sandy soils with low levels of organic matter.
The grapes of this red wine from Montsant were carefully selected in the vineyard, destemmed and cold-soaked for 15 days. Then they were gently crushed and, after 24 hours, the wine must was fermented and transferred into 2nd year French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 10 months.
Finally, Acústic 2016 was neither filtered nor clarified prior to its bottling. Decant 30 minutes before drinking.
Drink now until 2023.
The red wine Acústic has a clean, bright, medium-high, cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
This red wine from Montsant exhibits some characteristic notes of juicy red fruit, black fruit and some hints of spices, balsam and flowers. This blend of Carignan & Grenache also suggests some nice toasted remembrances over a mineral background.
Very honest, this crianza red wine is defined by lively notes of red fruit, a delicate minerality and notes of Mediterranean undergrowth. As is usually the case with Montsant wines, this wine by Acústic Celler has an amazing freshness and a very good acidity. Yummy tannins and a long, mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The winemaker Albert Jané conveys the spirit of Montsant like very few others. Acústic 2016 is a great expression of the land at a very affordable price.
Enterwine 91. Peñín 93.
Peñín 90. Enterwine 92.
Peñín 90. Wine Spectator 91.
91 Peñín points.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||10|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Samsó 65%, Garnacha 35%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Mushrooms, Paté, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
This has been my "table wine" -I just love the expression- for many weeks. It has character, intensity and a good definition.