Red Wine Artigas 2019
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Advised by the prestigious French oenologists Michel Tardieu and Philippe Cambie, Bodega Mas Alta presents the new vintage of the red wine Artigas.
Interestingly, this Spanish red wine is crafted from blend of grapes grown in different kinds of soils and aged in different kinds of barrels. All with the aim of reflecting the uniqueness of Priorat's terroir.
This wine from La Vilella Alta is made from Grenache coming from 25-year-old vines, Carignan coming from 90-year-old vines, and Cabernet Sauvignon coming from young vines. Incidentally, 80% of the grapes come from estate-owned vineyards.
Manually harvested and selected, the grapes were cold-soaked and fermented at a temperature below 26ºC. After 15 days, Artigas 2019 was transferred into French oak barrels, where it was aged for 16 months. 35% of the barrels were new, while the rest were 2nd and 3rd year. Before its bottling, the wine was gently filtered.
We suggest that you decant this red wine from Priorat 1 hour before you drink it.
The red wine Artigas is medium purple with a garnet rim.
Marvelously fresh, this Crianza red wine carries some lively notes of damson and bramble, a panoply of exotic spices, some hints of liquorice and menthol, a speck of toast, and a subtle mineral background. This blend of Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon is very seductive.
Although this wine from Bodega Mas Alta is certainly big-boned, it is neither heavy nor flabby, due to a steely acidity and some lively tannins that promise a long life ahead. Besides the ever-present fruit, the wine displays enticing notes of garrigue, underbush, resin and menthol, along with a wonderful minerality and a dash of liquorice. Very long and persistent.
|Our personal opinion||
Intense? Yes, but also, wonderfully fresh and deep. Artigas 2019 is a perfect companion for hearty dishes.
Enterwine 92. Parker 92.
Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah aged for 12 months. Enterwine 92. Peñín 94.
The blend did not include Syrah. Aged for 16 months in oak. Parker 90. Peñín 93.
Parker 92. Peñín 94.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 60%, Cariñena 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, Civet, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|