The grapes were harvested by hand and, once in the winery, they were destemmed and transferred into stainless steel vats, where they realized a pre-fermentation maceration. Then they were fermented at a controlled temperature, and after that this red wine from L'Empordà was transferred into 2nd year French and American oak barrels, where it was aged for 5 months.
Nicely presented in a Burgundy bottle, Cigonyes Tinto 2017 should be enjoyed over the next 2 years.
As regards the name of the wine, Cigonyes (Storks) alludes to a successful stork repopulation program undertaken some years ago by the Castillo Perelada winery.
The Spanish red wine Cigonyes Tinto presents a lively violet colour with ruby reflections.
This red wine by Castillo de Perelada suggests aromas of red and black fruit, in harmony with oak ageing aromas and balsamic notes. This nose is also reminiscent of some native Mediterranean herbs from L'Empordà.
Pleasant and well-balanced, this red wine from L'Empordà has a nice entrance onto the palate, accompanied by a good acidity. Some subdued ageing notes become present after a while, alongside some smooth, freshly cut vegetable notes. There is a silky finish with remembrances of wild berries and aromatic herbs.
|Our personal opinion||
An excellent value, Cigonyes Tinto 2017 pairs well with light dishes.
Cigonyes Tinto 2016:
Cigonyes Tinto 2013;
Blend of Grenache (61%), Syrah (32%), Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) and Merlot (2%) aged for 4 months in oak. Enterwine 88.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||10 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 and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||5|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 57%, Merlot 29%, Syrah 14%.|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Grilled red meats, Hamburgers , Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Sheep´s cheese, Vegetables|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
Staple wine at a nearby restaurant. Greatly enjoyed it.
Very well crafted. Gorgeous price.