Red Wine Albet i Noya Finca la Milana 2016
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A single estate wine, Albet i Noya Finca La Milana is produced from vines 25 to over 100 years old, grown in the heart of Penedès.
Interestingly, this Spanish red wine is a blend of Caladoc -a crossing of Grenache and Malbec created in 1958- Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo) and Merlot. The grapes are sorted from 11 plots of south-oriented vineyards located at an altitude of 350 metres above sea level.
Separately harvested, the grapes were carefully selected and destemmed. Fermentation lasted 8 days, after which the wine was macerated for a period of 18 days.
Then this organic red wine was drawn off and transferred into French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months.
Finally, Albet i Noya Finca La Milana 2016, by the Albet i Noya winery, was neither stabilized nor clarified. To preserve its character, the wine was only delicately filtered before its bottling.
Decant this red wine from Penedès a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Albet i Noya La Milana has a high, cherry-coloured robe with some ruby glints.
This blend of Caladoc, Ull de Llebre and Merlot has an appealing aromatic profile. Complex, ever-evolving notes of wild berries and dry earth, alongside notes of spices and a rich panoply of balsamic remembrances, such as lavender, pine needles, resin and underbush.
Medium-bodied and smooth, this Crianza red wine is fruit-driven and terroir-bound.There is a gentle mineral core, with some ripe tannins, a great acidity and a long, savoury finish with remembrances of black fruit and some bitter notes.
|Our personal opinion||
Unconventional and finely crafted, Albet i Noya Finca La Milana 2016 deserves a try.
Albet i Noya Finca La Milana 2015:
Albet i Noya Finca La Milana 2013:
Same blend plus Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 13 months in oak. Enterwine 92. Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wines Awards UK 2017. Bronze Medal - Challenge Millésime Bio 2017 France.
Albet i Noya Finca La Milana 2012:
Peñín 92. Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting) 9,42/10.
Mundus Vini Biofach 2015: Grand Gold Medal. Millésime Bio 2016: Silver Medal. Vinum Nature Organic Wine Fair: Silver Leaf.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Name of Award||Vinari Awards 2019: Vinari d'Or - Best age-worthy red wine. Vins de Qualitat DO Penedès 2018 Contest: Silver Medal|
|Percentage of variety||Caladoc, Ull de Llebre, Merlot.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cured cheeses, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|