Red Wine Coma Vella 2016
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Produced by Mas den Gil, Coma Vella is named after a vineyard, Coma Vella, planted with two types of Grenache: the well-known Red Grenache, and the rare Hairy Grenache. Those two varieties account for 70% of the blend of this Spanish red wine.
The grapes were picked by hand, and each variety was separately vinified. Maceration and alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks and concrete tanks for a period of 10 days.
After that, this Priorat red wine was transferred in oak barrels of different sizes, where it was aged for 14 months. Then, Coma Vella 2016 was bottled and aged for a further 24 months before its commercial release.
It is advisable to decant this Crianza red wine at the very least 30 minutes before drinking.
Pair with casseroles, oily fish dishes and hearty meat recipes.
The red wine Coma Vella is medium purple with a clean ruby rim.
This blend of Grenache, Hairy Grenache, Carignan and Syrah is as enticing as its composition suggests. Subtle aromas of cranberries and blackberries, with subdued notes of graphite and wet stones, a fleck of violets and rose petals, and some dim herbal and spicy remembrances. There is even a tip of Havanna cigars.
Mature and well-defined, this wine of Mas d'en Gil shows the sort of calm confidence which is rarely encountered today. Here everything is just in the right place. Tannins are ripe, acidity is firm, and texture is nuanced and moreish. Long finish, with an aftertaste of ripe red fruit and herbs, and a mineral/metallic note.
|Our personal opinion||
While remaining faithful to the rugged Priorat terroir, Coma Vella 2016 is, above all, a very elegant wine.
Coma Vella 2015:
Enterwine 93. Parker 93.
Coma Vella 2014:
Enterwine 93. Parker 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta y Garnacha Peluda 70%, Cariñena 20%, Syrah 10%.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, bluefish, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|