Red Wine Acusp 2017
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A high-altitude, single varietal Pinot Noir coming from vines planted at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level in the mountainous Catalan region of Costers del Segre, near the French border? Indeed, Acusp is all this, and much more.
Most importantly, this Spanish red wine was crafted by Raül Bobet, one of the most accomplished winemakers in the world.
Moreover, this wine was vinified in an interesting manner. Harvested by hand and meticulously selected, the Pinot grapes were brought to the cellar and then divided into two parts. The first part was fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks. The second part was fermented in open-air stone vats dating back from the 12th century, when they were dug in the ground and hewn by the Medieval monks that inhabited the area.
Then the two wines were blended. After that, this Pinot Noir crafted by the Castell d'Encús winery was transferred into French oak barrels. There, it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 12 months.
We strongly suggest that you decant Acusp 2017, as it was neither filtered nor clarified in order to preserve its great purity.
10,700 bottles produced.
The red wine Acusp has a medium-low, cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
This refined Pinot Noir shows fresh notes of red fruit, notes of black fruit, a panoply of sweet and exotic spices, a nice bouquet of flowers and balsam and some hints of undergrowth, cold forest and dry stone. All in all, this Crianza red wine has a breadth and an open-air, forest-like feeling which is simply enchanting.
The elegance and complexity of Acusp of the Castell d'Encús winery is remarkable. Pure and chiseled, with fruit of the highest quality and hints of blue flowers nuanced by notes of balsam, garrigue, dry stones, wet earth and resin. Masterly crafted and balanced, with a great acidity, bridled tannins, and a very long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Simply put, Acusp 2017 is a first-class wine that will grow exponentially over the next years.
Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 93+.
Enterwine 95. Peñín 94. Parker 93.
|D.O.||Costers del Segre|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|