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Red Wine Braó 2017

Organic red wine from Montsant. Blend of Grenache and Carignan aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Samsó,
Wineries: Acústic Celler
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This excellent Spanish red wine crafted by the talented winemaker Albert Jané, head of 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.

Made essentially from Samsó (Carignan) with a tinge of Grenache, Braó comes from very old, low-yielding vines grown in rocky soils. It is worth noting that this is the first organically certified vintage of this wine.

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, Braó 2017 was transferred into new and 2nd year French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was subsequently aged for 12 months.

Neither filtered nor clarified prior to its bottling, this red wine from Montsant should be decanted at least 1 hour before you drink it.

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Appearance

The red wine Braó is deep ruby with a reddish hue on the rim.

Nose

At first, this blend of old vines Grenache and Carignan suggests aromas of blackberries and raspberries, with subtle touches of cinnamon and vanilla and notes of Mediterranean undergrowth and garrigue. There is a deep minerality, in the form of wet stones and slate.

Palate

Bold and meaty, this wine from Acústic Celler shows depth and richness. Fruit and oak are nicely balanced, underpinned by deep mineral and earthy notes. Fresh and textured, with 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 2017 alone or pair it with hearty dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Braó 2016:

Enterwine 92. Guía Peñin 93. J. Suckling 91. Guía de Vins de Catalunya 2020 - 9.64/10.

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 2017
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 12
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Samsó 90%, Garnacha 10%.
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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