Red Wine Artigas 2019

Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 16 months in oak barrels.

Crianza. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Bodegas Mas Alta
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€20.35
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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.

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Appearance

The red wine Artigas is medium purple with a garnet rim.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Artigas 2018:

Enterwine 93.

Artigas 2017:

Enterwine 92.

Artigas 2016:

Enterwine 92. Parker 92.

Artigas 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Artigas 2014:

Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah aged for 12 months. Enterwine 92. Peñín 94.

Artigas 2013:

The blend did not include Syrah. Aged for 16 months in oak. Parker 90. Peñín 93.

Artigas 2011:

Parker 92. Peñín 94.

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
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
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Mas alta Bodega has been improving its wines year after year. This is a gem, a sort of Priorat meets Bordeaux wine.
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