Produced following a minimal intervention approach to winemaking, the 2018 vintage of this organic and biodynamic has a most unusual composition.
Severely affected by mildew, the production of Cabernet Franc, the main component of the wine, was well below average. As a result, winemaker Joan Ramon Escoda decided to complement it with a 20% of Parellada, a white variety of great aromatic refinement.
Harvested by hand and partially destemmed, the grapes were macerated and fermented together in clay amphorae using only indigenous yeasts. Then this natural red wine was aged for 7 months on lees in the amphorae.
Prior to its bottling, Coll del Sabater 2018 was neither filtered nor clarified.
Decant this red wine from Conca de Barberà 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Coll del Sabater has an intense cherry colour with some ruby glints.
Slightly raw and pleasantly wild, this organic red wine really needs some aeration to unfurl. Some earthy and mineral notes, evolving into a fleshy red fruit nuanced by flowers, herbs and spice. This blend of Cabernet Franc and Parellada is remarkably original.
Delicately warm, but also full of energy and confidence. Some succulent red fruit, a note of cocoa and bitter herbs, and a first-rate acidity make for a very fresh no added sulphites wine. Gentler and more engaging than ever, this wine from Escoda-Sanahuja has a long finish with a mineral and pithy aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
Tirelessly fine-tuned by its makers, Coll de Sabater 2018 is an unimpeachable natural red wine from Conca de Barberà.
Coll del Sabater 2011:
Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Enterwine 90.
Coll del Sabater 2009:
Aged for 8 months. Enterwine 90.
Coll del Sabater 2007:
|D.O.||Conca de Barberà|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||7|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Cabernet Franc, Parellada.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Bull meat, Civet, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty plates, Stews, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
A Bordeaux blend made in a natural wine style. Pure, immensely enjoyable, finely crafted. Very important: leave it 2 hours in the decanter before you drink it.