Red Wine Augustus Reserva Trajanus 2016

Reserve red wine from Penedès, blend of 4 varieties aged for 18 months in barrels and for 12 months in the cellar.

Reserva. 18 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 DO Penedès.

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 Ull de Llebre, 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 17-18 months.

Finally, Augustus Reserva Trajanus 2016 was blended, gently filtered and bottled.  Before its release, this Spanish red wine was aged for a further 12 months in the cellar.

Decant this red wine from Penedès 1 hour before drinking.

Only 3,872 bottles produced.

 

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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 2016 is a serious wine. Pair with hearty dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Augustus Trajanus 2012:

Enterwine 92.

Augustus Trajanus 2010:

Enterwine 92.

Augustus Trajanus 2009:

20 months in barrels. Peñín 90.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
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 18
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Ull de Llebre 10%.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, 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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1 Review
Emperor
Value
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.
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