Red Wine Aires de Garbet 2017

Reserva red wine from L'Empordà. Varietal Grenache aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
Reserva. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Crafted by the Castillo Perelada winery, this Spanish red wine is born in one the most magical spots of L'Empordà. (The place, incidentally, is not far from legendary El Bulli restaurant.)

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 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 20 days.

Then Aires de Garbet 2017 was aged for 14 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.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Aires de Garbet has a very bright, clean, high crimson-coloured robe with a violet rim.


This is a remarkably complex varietal Grenache. Notes of ripe berries and aromatic herbs, some toasted hints, notions of wild flowers, garrigue and even some salty touches. This Reserva red wine is nuanced by a dash of spices, notions of Arabica coffee and bitter chocolate, with some deep mineral undertones.


Mildly extracted and crafted with restraint, this wine from 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

A work-in-progress, Aires de Garbet 2017 will probably become a superb wine. Pair with hearty dishes.


Aires de Grabet 2016:

Enterwine 93.

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.


Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
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
3 Reviews
Garbet is a great wine
This wine left a deep impression of me. I see it as the perfect marriage of elegance, depth and juicyness.
Review by (Posted on 20 March 2019)
Phantastic Catalan wine. Great precision and true to terroir.
Review by (Posted on 7 February 2019)
Mineral Garnacha full of salt, wind and earth. Very special.
Review by (Posted on 23 February 2018)
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