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Balandra 2013

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€18.90

Balandra 2013

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 12 Months in American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15

Score

91
Enterwine Score 91
91
Media rating 91

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Details

The red wine Balandra is produced in the town of Torroja del Priorat, at the very heart of Catalonia's most prestigious wine region. This Spanish red wine, incidentally, takes its name from the street in which the winery is located.

It is a blend of Grenache and Samsó (Carignan) coming from old vines 50 to 70 years of age, complemented with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Produced by the Rotllan Torra winery, the grapes were harvested in the second half of September. Then this red wine from Priorat was fermented at a controlled temperature with 3 daily pump-overs during the process, in order to enhance the colour and structure of the wine.

After that, Balandra 2013 was aged for 8 months in new American oak barrels. Finally, it was bottled and aged for a further 6 months before its release.

Drink this Crianza red wine from Priorat over the next 5-6 years.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Balandra has a medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.

Nose

Clean and intense, this crianza red wine from Priorat begins with some delicately sweet aromas of ripe black fruit, particularly fragrant black plum, nuanced by some toasted notes, coffee aromas, and warm spices. Lactic notes reminiscent of custard and cinnamon, slowly evolving into balsam, garrigue and an intense minerality.

Palate

This red wine by the Rotlan Torra winery enters boldly onto the palate, with lively tannins and a solid structure. The wine, however, is very fresh thanks to its crisp acidity and deep minerality, nuanced by remembrances of Mediterranean herbs and flowers. Fruit is excellent - raspberries, redcurrants, bilberries - and the spicy notes remain on the background. Long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

Though it might not have the most attractive packaging in the world, Balandra 2013 is a substantial and age-worthy Priorat that delivers pure drinking pleasure.

OTHER VINTAGES

Balandra 2007:

Parker 91. Peñín 86. Enterwine 92.

Year 2013
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta: 40%, Samsó: 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 20%
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Stews
Taste Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
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