Red Wine Brega 2017

Crianza red wine from Calatayud. Old-vines Grenache aged for 20 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 20 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Calatayud
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
Wineries: Bodegas Breca
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Availability: In stock

€30.50
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Produced by the Breca winery, one of Jorge Ordóñez's wine brands, Brega is a high-end 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 completed malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels. It was subsequently aged for a period of 20 months. The first 10 months were spent in 40% new French oak barrels, and the rest in neutral 600-litre barrels. Finally, Brega 2017 was blended, bottled, and aged for a further months before its release.

Decant a minimum of 2 hours before drinking.

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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, the wine is impressively terroir-bound.

Palate

Deep, multi-layered and nuanced, this Crianza red wine from 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 wine has a sensational acidity and a spellbinding finish with some spicy and floral remembrances.

Our personal opinion

It is amazing how a land as harsh as Calatayud can produce a wine as intoxicating as Brega 2017. Again, Jorge Ordóñez delivers an absolutely first-class wine.

OTHER VINTAGES

Brega 2016:

Enterwine 94.

Brega 2015:

Enterwine 94. Gold Medal - Grenache World Contest 2018.

Brega 2014:

Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Year 2017
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 20
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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Brega!!
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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.
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