Red Wine Acusp 2020

Crianza red wine from Costers del Segre. Varietal Pinot Noir aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Pinot Noir,
Wineries: Castell d'Encús
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

A high-altitude varietal Pinot Noir, the red wine Acusp is made from vines planted at an altitude of 1,000 metres near the village of Tremp, in DO Costers del Segre, near the Catalan-French border.

This varietal Spanish red wine was crafted by the one and only Raül Bobet. A superb technician, he is one of the most accomplished winemakers in the world.

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, the red wine Acusp 2020 from bodega Castell d'Encús was transferred into French oak barrels. There, this Crianza red wine completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 12 months.

We strongly suggest that you decant this red wine from Costers del Segre as it was neither filtered nor clarified before bottling.

12,200 bottles produced.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Acusp is medium purple with a violet rim.


This high-altitude Pinot Noir shows lively aromas of blueberries and bilberries, 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, the wine has a breadth and an open-air, forest-like feeling which is simply enchanting.


The elegance and complexity of this wine of bodega Castell d'Encús winery is remarkable. Pure, linear 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, refined tannins, and a very long finish.

Our personal opinion

Simply put, the red wine Acusp 2020 is a first-class wine that should grow in the bottle over the next years.


Acusp 2019:

Enterwine 94. Parker 93.

Acusp 2018:

Enterwine 94. Parker 95.

Acusp 2017:

Enterwine 92. Parker 92/92+.

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 2020
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
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
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
3 Reviews
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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)
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)
Pinot lover
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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