Red Wine Braó 2019
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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.
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 2019 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.
The red wine Braó is deep ruby with a reddish hue on the rim.
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.
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 2019 alone or pair it with hearty dishes.
Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 93. MIquel Hudin 94.
Enterwine 92. Guía Peñin 93. J. Suckling 91. Guía de Vins de Catalunya 2020 - 9.64/10.
Enterwine 93. Wine Spectator 92. Guía Peñín 92. Gilbert & Gaillard 91. Andreas Larsson 91. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2019 9.57/10.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 90.
Wine Spectator 93 points. Peñín 93.
Parker 92 and Peñín 93.
Parker 91 and Peñín 93
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|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|