Produced by Celler de Capçanes, Costers del Gravet is a Spanish red wine from Montsant.
The vines are 15 to 60 years of age. They are planted in terraces composed of slate and limestone soils and located at altitudes between 300 and 500 metres.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were separately fermented according to the variety. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation started in the tanks and was finished in new and 2nd year French oak barrels. Then this Crianza red wine from Montsant was aged in the barrels for 12 months.
Finally, Costers del Gravet 2015 was aged for a further 3 months in vats to round it and enhance its balance.
Drink this wine from Montsant until 2021. Production of 19,000 bottles.
Decant 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine Costers del Gravet has a nice cherry colour with some garnet tinges.
This interesting red wine by Celler de Capçanes suggests complex notes of red fruit, combined with aromas of balsam, spices, toast and aromatic herbs over a mineral background.
Bold and intense, this red wine from Montsant has a solid mineral skeleton that sustains juicy notes of red fruit, garrigue and spices. Smooth tannins, crisp acidity and long, balsamic finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A truly excellent value from Montsant, Costers del Gravet 2015 pairs excellently with meat dishes and casseroles, but also drinks wonderfully without food.
Costers del Gravet 2014:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 89. Gilbert & Gaillard - Gold Medal
Costers del Gravet 2013:
Peñín 89. 90 points in the Proensa Guide.
Costers del Gravet 2012:
Peñín 89. Gold Medal-Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2015. "Excellent Wine"-Wein Plus (88 WP.)
Costers del Gravet 2011:
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Grenache (30%) and Carignan (20%). Peñín 91, Parker 89.
|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|
|Other guides||Gilbert Gaillard 2018: 89 puntos. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2018 (Cata a ciegas): 9,09/100 puntos.|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Samsó 60 %, Garnacha Tinta 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Roasted foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|