Red Wine Costers del Gravet 2016

Montsant red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Samsó, aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Red, Samsó,
ñ 90 91 91

Availability: In stock

€12.60
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Produced by Celler de Capçanes, Costers del Gravet is an interesting Spanish red wine from Montsant.

It is made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Grenache and 15% Samsó (Carignan).

The vines are 15 to 60 years of age. They are planted in terraces composed of slate and limestone soils and located at altitudes between 300 and 500 metres.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were separately fermented according to the variety. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation started in the tanks and was finished in new and 2nd year French oak barrels. Then this Montsant red wine was aged in the barrels for 12 months.

Finally, Costers del Gravet 2016 was aged for a further 3 months in diposits to round it and enhance its balance.

The production of this Crianza red wine from Montsant was around 20,000 bottles.

Aerate 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Costers del Gravet has a nice cherry colour with some garnet tinges.

Nose

This interesting red wine by Celler de Capçanes suggests complex notes of red fruit, combined with aromas of balsam, spices, toast and aromatic herbs over a mineral background.

Palate

Bold and intense, this red wine from Montsant has a solid mineral skeleton that sustains juicy notes of red fruit, garrigue and spices. Smooth tannins, crisp acidity and long, balsamic finish.

Our personal opinion

A truly excellent value from Montsant, Costers del Gravet 2016 pairs excellently with meat dishes and casseroles, but also drinks wonderfully without food.

OTHER VINTAGES

Costers del Gravet 2015:

Blend dominated by Carignan. Enterwine 91. Parker 90. James Suckling 94. Gilbert Gaillard 89. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 9.09/10 points.

Costers del Gravet 2014:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 89. Gilbert & Gaillard - Gold Medal

Costers del Gravet 2013:

Peñín 89. 90 points in the Proensa Guide.

Costers del Gravet 2012:

Peñín 89. Gold Medal-Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2015. "Excellent Wine"-Wein Plus (88 WP.)

Costers del Gravet 2011:

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Grenache (30%) and Carignan (20%). Peñín 91, Parker 89.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Peñin Score 90
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Name of Award Asia Wein Trophy 2019: Medalla de Oro. Berliner Wein Trophy 2019: Medalla de Oro.
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Garnacha Tinta 35%, Samsó 15%
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Roasted foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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