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Red Wine Bellmunt 2017

Red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache and Samsó (Carignan) aged for 10 months in oak and for 12 months in the bottle.

Crianza. 10 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Samsó,
Wineries: Mas d'en Gil
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Availability: In stock

€13.50
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Produced by Mas d’en Gil, Bellmunt is a blend of the traditional Priorat varieties Grenache and Samsó (Carignan). The grapes were sorted from the youngest vines of the winery, planted in llicorella (slate) soils between 1994 and 1998.

Since this Spanish red wine is made solely from vines located near the the village of Bellmunt del Priorat, it is legally recognised as a Vi de Vila (A "Village Wine", to put it in Burgundian terms).

Harvested by hand, both grape varieties were separately vinified in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Then this Crianza red wine was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels of different sizes. Finally, Bellmunt 2017 was blended and aged for further 12 months in the bottle before its commercial release.

This is arguably the best vintage of this Priorat red wine to date.

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Appearance

The red wine Bellmunt is medium ruby with some violet tinges.

Nose

Fresh, clean aromas of mulberries and raspberries, with a fleck of herbs de Provence, a note of petricor (wet stones), and tips of red flowers and spices. This blend of Grenache and Carignan is quite seductive.

Palate

This wine of Mas d'en Gil has a first-class acidity and some ripe tannins which make for a very pleasant passage. Fruit-driven, with dim mineral undertones, hints of herbs and flowers, and a spicy touch. Finish is long and very fresh.

Our personal opinion

Savoury and well-balanced, Bellmunt 2017 will pair excellently with cold cuts and stew dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Bellmunt 2016:

Enterwine 91. Parker 92.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta, Samsó.
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
Reviews
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This winery has definitely upped its game.
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By far the best vintage to date. Floral and almost feminine at first, after a couple of days open it becomes ever more deep and mineral.
Review by (Posted on 8 July 2021)
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