Red Wine Augustus Reserva Trajanus 2012

Reserve red wine from Penedès, blend of 4 varieties aged for 22 months in barrels and for 18 months in the cellar.


 

Reserva. 22 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
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Availability: In stock

€18.60
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This is the new vintage of Augustus Reserva Trajanus, a wine produced by Avgvstvs Forvm from vineyards belonging to the Penedès DO.

The name of the winery aptly reminds us that its vineyards located near the former Via Augusta, the Roman road that connected Rome with Tarraco, the imperial capital located in southern Catalonia. 

Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc  and Grenache, the grapes were separetely harvested and vinified. Then they were cold-soaked for 3 days, macerated for 2 more days and fermented in tanks.

Malolactic fermentation took place in 300-litre French oak barrels. Then each of the wines was aged for 22 months.

Finally, Augustus Reserva Trajanus 2012 was blended, gently filtered and bottled.  Before its release, this red wine from Penedès was aged for a further 18 months in the cellar.

Decant Augustus Reserva black label 1 hour before drinking. Drink over the next 5 years.

Production of only 4,576 bottles.

 

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Appearance

The red wine Augustus Reserva Trajanus has a clean cherry colour with some reddish tinges.

Nose

A complexity that needs some time to show its many nuances. Reserva Trajanus by Celler Avgvstvs Forvm suggests some smokey and toasted notions, a dash of black fruit and a bouquet of flowers, giving way to aromas of spices, toffee and vanilla. On the background, some earthy and mineral remembrances and aromas of aromatic herbs and Havanna cigars.

Palate

Complex, full-bodied and intense, the texture of this reserve red wine from Penedès is smooth, and acidity is excellent. Tannins are ripe, and finish is very long, with remembrances of spices, fruit and some smokey and mineral notes.

 

Our personal opinion

Regal and age-worthy, Augustus Reserva Trajanus 2012 is a serious wine. Pair with hearty dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Augustus Trajanus 2010:

Enterwine 92.

Augustus Trajanus 2009:

Same blend, except Grenache. 20 months in barrels. Peñín 90.

Year 2012
Type Red
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 22
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon 33.2%, Merlot 33.2%, Cabernet Franc 16.7%, Garnacha Tinta 16.7%.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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Deep, smooth, nicely textured and exquisitely balanced. It has an international flair, but the intensity reveals its Mediterranean origin. Judicious use of oak, rewardingly fresh and very long. Review by Augustus (Posted on 06/11/2017)
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