Red Wine Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016

Red wine from Penedès. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot aged in French oak barrels for 11 to 18 months.

Crianza. 11-18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
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Availability: In stock

€9.30
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Produced by Celler Avgvustvs Forvm, Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is made from a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot. Both varieties come from vineyards planted not far from the Mediterranean sea, following the old Via Augusta, Spain's most important Roman road.

Separately harvested and vinified, after a 13 day skin maceration both musts were fermented. Then, the Merlot wine was aged for 11 to 17 months, and the Cabernet Sauvignon wine was aged for 18 months, both of them in 300-litre French oak barrels.

After that, this Spanish red wine from Penedès was gently clarified and delicately filtered.

Finally, Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 was aged for a further 12 months before its commercial release.

6,525 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The wine Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot has a bright, clean, intense cherry colour with a garnet rim.

Nose

This bold Crianza red wine from Penedès is intensely aromatic, with aromas of ripe red fruit, alongside hints of spices, flowers, menthol and balsam. This blend of Cab. Sauvignon and Merlot shows an excellent balance.

Palate

Intense notes of meaty red and black fruit, combined with some lactic and spicy aromas, touches of liquorice and some earthy and toasted remembrances. This Penedès red wine wine of the Avgvtvs Forum winery has a very good acidity, some ripe tannins and long, fruity finish.

Our personal opinion

The perfect companion of red meat dishes, Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 is both complex and joyously drinkable.

OTHER VINTAGES

Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015:

Enterwine 90.

Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014:

Enterwine 90.

Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011:

Peñín 89.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 10 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 11-18
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 42%.
Pairings Bull meat, Cold meats, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Duck, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Hamburgers , Paté, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Steak Tartare, Stew, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
Reviews
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Bordeaux
Value
A sunny Bordeaux from Tarrragona. A well-crafted wine, mild, very pleasant. Excellent value.
Review by (Posted on 15 November 2017)
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