Red Wine Aires de Garbet 2018
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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 a stone throw away from the 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, this reserva red wine comes from vineyards 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 19 days.
Then Aires de Garbet 2018 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.
12,376 bottles produced.
The red wine Aires de Garbet is deep ruby 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. There is a dash of spices, 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 2018 will probably become a superb wine. Pair with hearty dishes.
Aires de Grabet 2016:
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|