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Red Wine Albet i Noya Finca la Milana 2016

Organic red wine from Penedès made from Caladoc, Ull de Llebre (Tempranillo) and Merlot. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Grapes Varieties: Caladoc, Merlot, Ull de Llebre,
Wineries: Albet i Noya
ñ 92 91 91

Availability: In stock

€20.65
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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.

Additional Information
Additional Information
Appearance

The red wine Albet i Noya La Milana has a high, cherry-coloured robe with some ruby glints.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Albet i Noya Finca La Milana 2015:

Enterwine 92.

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.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
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
Reviews
2 Reviews
great wine
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A wine still in the making. Challenging, with plenty of information to ponder on.
Review by (Posted on 5 February 2019)
milana
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Serious red wine. Impressingly complex, some geeky varieties here I had never heard before. Super good.
Review by (Posted on 2 October 2018)
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