This substantial Spanish red wine was crafted by the Costers del Sió winery from grapes coming from 6 different estates belonging to the DO Costers del Segre, in the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees. All of them, interestingly, surrounded by centenary holm oaks.
The grapes were meticulously harvested, destemmed and selected in the cellar. Separately vinified, after a cold-maceration the wine musts were fermented in stainless steel tanks, with frequent pump-overs and punch-downs.
Finally, Alto Siós 2014 was transferred into oak barrels of different origins, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 12 months.
Production of 25,000 bottles. Drink this red wine from Costers del Segre through 2024.
The red wine Alto Siós has a high cherry-coloured robe with purple tinges and a garnet rim.
Lively aromas of wild berries, some spicy touches, slight notes of menthol, chocolate and toffee and wet earth remembrances. Complex and nuanced, this Crianza red wine also brings to mind remembrances of flowers and liquorice.
Gentle, well-balanced and sustained by a tight acidity. This wine produced by Costers del Sió carries a respectable amount of black fruit, some bitter notes and some spicy touches. Tannins are nicely rounded and the aftertaste brings hints of toast and fruit.
|Our personal opinion||
The wine Alto Siós 2014 brings a good chance to know the DO Costers del Segre, a promising wine region northwest of Barcelona.
Alto Siós 2013:
Alto Siós 2012:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 91. Bronze Medal - Decanter Awards.
Alto Siós 2011:
Blend of Syrah and Tempranillo. Peñín 92. Bronze Medal-Decanter Awards.
|D.O.||Costers del Segre|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 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||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Syrah 60%, Tempranillo 30%, Garnacha Tinta 10%.|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
This wine is delicious!! You don't have to be a pro to appreciate it, it is easy and drinks super well.