Red Wine Aires de Garbet 2016
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There are 4 features that make Aires de Garbet an outstanding wine: the vicinity of the sea, the mighty northern wind called Tramuntana - a natural sanitizing agent, - the deeply mineral slate soils, and the ever-present sunlight.
A single varietal Grenache wine, it comes from vines planted in 1997 in Finca Garbet, a scenic vineyard directly facing the Mediterranean sea.
The grapes were manually harvested, fermented using indigenous yeasts and macerated for over a period of 16 days.
Then Aires de Garbet 2016 was aged for 15 months in 2nd year French oak barrels in order to preserve its varietal character. Finally, it was aged for a further months in the bottle before its release.
Decant this red wine from L'Empordà a minimum of 2 hours before drinking.
Drink until 2028.
The red wine Aires de Garbet has a very bright, clean, high crimson-coloured robe with a violet rim.
A remarkably complex varietal Grenache from L'Empordà. Notes of ripe berries and aromatic herbs, some toasted hints, notions of wild flowers, garrigue and even some salty touches. Aires de Garbet is also nuanced by a dash of spices, notions of Arabica coffee and bitter chocolate, and some deep mineral undertones.
|Palate||Mildly extracted and crafted with restraint, this reserve red wine by Castillo de Perelada is, above all, fresh and refined. Wood is still a little prominent, but it will surely integrate within a few years. The fruit here, though, is of the highest quality. On the palate, the wine amplifies the sensations perceived on the nose, and also shows a velvety texture, some yet-to-tame tannins and a long, spellbinding finish with a deep mineral reverberation.|
|Our personal opinion||
Still a work-in-progress, Aires de Garbet 2016 will probably become a superb wine.
Aires de Grabet 2015:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 94.
Aires de Garbet 2013:
12 months in oak barrels. Peñín 94. Enterwine 93.
Aires de Garbet 2012:
First Vintage. Gold Medal-Grenaches du Monde Contest. Peñín 92. Gourmet Guide 97.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Duck, Game animals, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews|
|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|