Red Wine Barbazul 2017
Red wine from Cádiz made from Tintilla de Rota, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, aged for 6 months in oak barrels.
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We're happy to present the new vintage of one of Spain's most attractive red wines: Barbazul, the younger brother of the prestigious Taberner.
Crafted by the Huerta de Albalá winery in Cádiz, the southernmost province of Spain, this Spanish red wine is made from Syrah, complemented with Merlot and the indigenous - and fortunately recovered - Tintilla de Rota, plus a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Each variety was vinified separately in stainless steel tanks. After the completion of alcoholic fermentation, maceration and malolactic fermentation, this red wine from Cádiz was blended and aged for over a period of 6 months in 3rd and 4th year French oak barrels from Allier.
After that, the wine was bottled and aged in the cellar for a further 12 months.
Pleasant and elegant, Barbazul 2017, made from Tintilla de Rota, will grow in the bottle for a period of about 4 years.
The Spanish red wine Barbazul has a bright, dark cherry colour with a violet hue at the rim.
Overall impression of harmony. This red wine from Cádiz smells of ripe red fruit and flowers, nuanced by some creamy and spicy notions, such as vanilla, cocoa and cinnamon, plus a touch of fresh herbs.
Fresh notes of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries, some hints of spices and ripe, yummy tannins. Richly layered, this red wine by the Huerta de Albalá winery has a gentle acidity, a velvety texture and a long, fruity finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A fully enjoyable and nicely crafted wine, Barbazul 2017 is straightforward, but not dull. Honest, but not trivial.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Percentage of variety||Syrah 70%, Merlot 15%, Tintilla de Rota 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.|
|Pairings||Alone, bluefish, Cold meats, Cured duck breast, Goat cheese, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Paté, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted red meats, Salads with lite seasonings, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Lively and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|