Red Wine Acusp 2017

Crianza red wine from Costers del Segre. Pinot Noir aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 12.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Pinot Noir,
Wineries: Castell d'Encús
P 92/92+ 92 92

Availability: In stock

€33.50
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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.

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Appearance

The red wine Acusp has a medium-low, cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Acusp 2016:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 93+.

Acusp 2015:

Enterwine 94.

Acusp 2014:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 94. Parker 93.

Acusp 2013:

Parker 93.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Costers del Segre
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 92/92+
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Pinot Noir
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
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Who would have guessed that Spain - excuse me, Catalonia - could produce a Pinot able to compete with those from NZ and Oregon? Well, this is it!!
Review by (Posted on 20 December 2018)
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New Zealand and Burgundy meet in the Pyrenees foothills. This Pinot wino combines the best of two worlds.
Review by (Posted on 14 June 2018)
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A super-classy, highly intellectual, almost cerebral red wine from the southern side of the Pyrenees. Delicate, spacious, amazingly pure. It has real potential for improvement.
Review by (Posted on 24 October 2017)
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