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Red Wine Braó 2016

Crianza red wine from Montsant. Grenache and Carignan aged for 13 months in oak barrels.
Crianza. 13 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Samsó,
Wineries: Acústic Celler
ñ 93 92 93

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€20.40
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This excellent Spanish red wine crafted by the oenologist Albert Jané, head of the Acústic Celler, is one of the best expressions of the southern Catalan region of Montsant. A wine region, incidentally, whose terroir shares many traits with the neighbouring - and more expensive - Priorat.

A blend of Samsó (Carignan) and Grenache, Braó is made from low-yielding, almost centenary vines planted on rocky soils. They are in the process of converting to organic farming.

Manually harvested and selected at the vineyard, the grapes were brought to the cellar in little boxes and macerated with several daily pump-overs. Once alcoholic fermentation was completed, this red wine from Monsant was transferred into new and 2nd year French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was subsequently aged for 13 months.

Neither filtered nor clarified prior to its bottling, Braó 2016 is a wine that, because of its depth and intrincacy, should be decanted at least 1 hour before you drink it.

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Appearance

The red wine Braó has a bright, deep, intense claret with a ruby hue on the rim.

Nose

Real complexity, that requires a little patience on the part of the drinker. At first, this old vines Grenache and Carignan shows notes of balsam and a resonating, bass-like minerality that displays notions of wet stones and slate. Then the fruit appears: plums, blackberries, raspberries, along with subtle touches of cinnamon and vanilla and refreshing notions of Mediterranean undergrowth and garrigue. This wine of Acústic Celler is packed with information.

Palate

Bold and meaty, this red wine of winemaker Albert Jané shows depth and richness. Fruit and oak are perfectly balanced, and both are embedded in an hypnotic minerality, combined with nice suggestions of Mediterranean garrigue. Acidity is rock-solid, and freshness is simply spectacular. Ripe tannins and a very long finish.

Our personal opinion

The proof that the much disputed "minerality" in wines very probably exists is right here. Enjoy Braó 2016 alone or pair it with hearty dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Braó 2015:

Enterwine 93. Wine Spectator 92. Guía Peñín 92. Gilbert & Gaillard 91. Andreas Larsson 91. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2019 9.57/10.

Braó 2014:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 90.

Braó 2013:

Wine Spectator 93 points. Peñín 93.

Braó 2012:

Parker 92 and Peñín 93.

Braó 2011:

Parker 91 and Peñín 93

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 13
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Samsó 85%, Garnacha 15%.
Pairings Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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