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Almodí 2018

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€7.30

Almodí 2018

Characteristics

  • Oak. 4 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

91
Enterwine Score 91
91
Media rating 91

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€7.30
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Details

An extremely interesting Spanish red wine made by the Altavins winery, Almodí is produced in the DO Terra Alta, Catalonia's southernmost wine region. 

The interest resides in the fact that it is entirely crafted from Hairy Grenache (Garnacha Peluda), a little-known mutation of Grenache indigenous to northern Catalonia which produces wines that usually are slightly less expressive, though more subtle and elegant, than the wines made from the traditional red Grenache.

Harvested by hand and carefully selected, the grapes were destemmed, macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then Almodí 2018 was aged for a brief period of 4 months in French oak barrels.

This interesting red wine from Terra Alta won the Vinari de Plata 2019 in the Young Red Wine category.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine from Terra Alta Almodí has a clean, bright, high purple robe with a violet rim.

Nose

This varietal Hairy Grenache by the Altavins winery suggests aromas of wild berries, very pure and expressive, along with hints of earth, liquorice, aniseed and some toasted remembrances.

Palate

This young red wine by Altavins is fresh and meaty, though not explosively fruity. It has a somewhat dark, deep character that we find extremely attractive. Acidity is crisp and tannins are delicious. Long finish with remembrances of dry earth and red berries.

Our personal opinion

This Almodí 2018 brings a good opportunity to get to know an esoteric native grape at a superb price.

OTHER VINTAGES

Almodí 2017:

Enterwine 92. Silver Medal - Berliner Wein Trophy  2018.

Almodí 2016:

Enterwine 91. 9,56/10 - Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2018 (blind tasting).

Almodí 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Almodí 2013:

Grenaches du Monde 2014 - Silver Medal.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 13-15ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Oak
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 4
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award Vinari Awards 2019: Silver Vinari - Young Red Wine category.
Mono-Varietal Grenache Peluda
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Aperitif, Cold meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Pasta with red sauce and meat, Pica Pica, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Soup and rice, Stews
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense
Occasion Aperitif, Appetizer, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, To enjoy daily
  1. almodd review by Skyy on 9/25/2017
    Value

    Rapidly becoming one of my favourite values, this Garnacha peluda is super smooth and fresh. Mediterranean, but not over the top.

  2. Sense títol review by Christian Lee on 4/13/2016
    Value

    It is a wine very easy to drink, perfect accompaniment for pasta. Very nice!

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