Red Wine Costers de Cornudella 2020
Crianza red wine from Montsant. Grenache with a dollop of Carignan aged for 12 months in 500-litre French oak barrels and clay amphorae.
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Virtually a varietal Grenache, complemented with a tiny amount of Carignan, Costers de Cornudella was produced from grapevines 20 to 85 years of age planted on the hills of Cornudella del Montsant, a scenic village on the border between DO Montsant and DOQ Priorat.
The grapes were sorted from several plots with different soil compositions - limestone, clay-limestone and slate - and sun orientations, at altitudes between 500 and 700 metres above sea level.
Traditionally vinified, this Crianza red wine was fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks. After that, Costers de Cornudella 2020 was aged for 12 months in 500-litre French oak barrels and clay amphorae.
This a nuanced, fresh, terroir-bound red wine from Montsant.
The red wine Costers de Cornudellais medium ruby with a violet rim.
Juicy aromas of raspberries and boysenberries, typical of a blend of Grenache and Carignan, with dim spicy notes, a hint of citrus and dry earth, and tips of flowers and herbs de provence.
Savoury and fresh, this wine of the AT Roca winery is nimble and lifted, with succulent red fruit, smooth tannins and a crisp, fresh acidity. Straightforward and accessible, but not banal. Medium-long finish with some mineral remembrances and garrigue-ish note.
|Our personal opinion||
Nuanced and complex, Costers de Cornudella 2020 is a first-rate Grenache.
Costers de Cornudella 2018:Enterwine 92.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 93%, Cariñena 7%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Chocolate, Cod, Cooked foods, Duck, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|