Red Wine Abadia de Poblet El Tossal de la Salut 2016
Crianza red wine from Conca de Barberà. Varietal Grenache fermented in concrete diposits and aged for 14 months.
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One of the two flagship wines of bodega Abadía de Poblet, a brand of Grupo Codorníu, Abadía de Poblet El Tossal de la Salut is the only varietal Grenache red wine produced in DO Conca de Barberà, southern Catalonia.
A distinctively fresh Spanish red wine, the grapes come from a single, north-oriented vineyard with slate and red clay soils located in the Prades mountain range, on the boundary between Conca de Barberà and Priorat, at 700 metres of altitude.
Hand-harvested in mid October, once in the cellar the grapes were gently crushed and fermented whole bunch in concrete diposits with wild yeasts. After that, the red wine was macerated for 23 days with the skins and aged for 14 months with periodic pump-overs.
This is an uncommon and captivating red wine from Conca de Barberà.
Aerate some time before drinking.
Pair with meat recipes and cheeses.
The red wine Abadía de Poblet El Tossal de la Salut is mediu ruby with some maroon tinges.
Intense aromas of ripe cherries, strawberries and aromatic herbs literally burst out of the glass, giving way to red flowers, undergrowth, peppercorn and earth. This varietal Grenache is simply intoxicating.
This wine from bodega Abadía de Poblet is phenomenally fresh and very expressive. Light-bodied, balanced and very sensuous, with pristine red fruit, an intense remembrance of garrigue -a feature of the wines from Conca de Barberà- and a long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
From the heart of monastic Catalonia, Abadía de Poblet El Tossal de la Salut 2016 is a showstopper.
|D.O.||Conca de Barberà|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in concrete barrels|
|Other guides||Guía de Vins de Catalunya - 9,61/10 J.Suckling 93.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Bull meat, Cold meats, Duck, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Mushrooms, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Steak Tartare|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|