Red Wine Brega 2017
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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.
The red wine Brega has a dark garnet colour with a purple rim.
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.
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.
Enterwine 94. Gold Medal - Grenache World Contest 2018.
Peñín 93. Parker 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||20|
|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|