Brega 2016

Crianza red wine from Calatayud. Old-vines Grenache aged for 22 months in oak barrels.
Crianza. 22 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 16.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Calatayud
Mono-variety: Grenache Red
Wineries: Bodegas Breca
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Availability: In stock

€30.50
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The Breca winery, one of Jorge Ordóñez's wine brands, proudly presents Brega, its flagship Spanish red wine from the DO Calatayud.

This stunning old-vines Grenache comes from two tiny mountainside vineyards composed of slate and quartzite soils. They are planted with one of the oldest Grenache clones in the world, dating back to 1900. Yields per plant are ridiculously low.

Harvested by hand during October and November, alcoholic fermentation of this red wine from Calatayud was carried out in stainless steel tanks of different sizes with indigenous yeasts. After a short maceration, the wine was transferred into half-new 600-litre demi-muids and 500-litre puncheons to complete malolactic fermentation, followed by an ageing period of 22 months. Finally, Brega 2016 was bottled and aged for a further months before its release.

Decant this Grenache from Aragón a minimum of 2 hours before drinking.

Drink through 2027.

Only 3,000 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The red wine Brega has a dark garnet colour with a purple rim.

Nose

Impressively deep and amazingly expressive, this old-vines Grenache conveys some of the purest aromas of red fruit one can experience, nuanced by hints of amarena cherries, sweet spices, black pepper and toast, evolving into an ever clearer mineral and earthy note. All in all, Brega is impressively terroir-bound.

Palate

Deep, multi-layered and nuanced, this Crianza red wine by Bodega Breca is immensely powerful, but in full command of itself. Still young, right now it feels meaty and palate-coating, and it needs some years to fully come together. Superb fruit, with some wooden notions, and an amazing earthy side. The acidity is sensational, and Brega has a spellbinding finish with some spicy and even floral remembrances.

Our personal opinion

It is amazing how a land as harsh as Calatayud can produce a wine as intoxicating as Brega 2016 by Jorge Ordóñez. Absolutely first-class.

OTHER VINTAGES

Brega 2015:

Enterwine 94. Gold Medal - Grenache World Contest 2018.

Brega 2014:

Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Calatayud
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 22
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Aged cheeses, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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Wow, this is impressive!! Super deep and earthy, crafted with restrained. Oak is well integrated, and will fuse even further. Simply great. Review by Mother Jones (Posted on 17/06/2019)
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