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Red Wine Augustus Reserva Trajanus 2017

Organic red wine from Penedès. Blend of 3 varieties aged for 30 months in barrels and for some time in the bottle.
Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
ñ 90 93 92

Availability: In stock

€19.25
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This is the new vintage of Augustus Reserva Trajanus of Cellers Avgvstvs Forvm, a Spanish red wine made from vineyards situated in 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 and Cabernet Franc, the grapes were separetely harvested and vinified. The Cabernet grapes were macerated for 2 weeks, and the Merlot ones were macerated for 8 days. After that, each must was fermented and aged for 18 months in 300-litre French oak barrels.

After that, Augustus Reserva Trajanus 2017 was blended and aged for a further 12 months in barrels.

Finally, this organic red wine was bottled and aged for a minimum of 24 months before hitting the market.

Decant this red wine from Penedès 1 hour before drinking.

3,160 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The red wine Augustus Reserva Trajanus is deep ruby with some reddish tinges.

Nose

Rather complex and nuanced, this blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot 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. In 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 wine from Cellers Avgvstvs Forvm 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 Distinguished and age-worthy, Augustus Reserva Trajanus 2017 is a serious wine. Pair with hearty dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Augustus Reserva Trajanus 2016:

Enterwine 93.

Augustus Trajanus 2012:

Enterwine 92.

Augustus Trajanus 2010:

Enterwine 92.

Augustus Trajanus 2009:

20 months in barrels. Peñín 90.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Peñin Score 90
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon 42%, Cabernet Franc 46%, Merlot 12%.
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 , Stews
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
Reviews
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.
Review by (Posted on 6 November 2017)
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