Red Wine Domus Pensi 2016

Reserva red wine from Terra Alta. Grenache, Merlot, Syrah and Samsó (Carignan) aged for 18 months in oak and for 24 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Merlot, Samsó, Syrah,
Wineries: Altavins
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Made from vines over 30 years of age, Domus Pensi is produced in the southern Catalan region of Terra Alta.

Produced by the Altavins winery, this Spanish red wine is made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Merlot and Samsó (Carignan)

The vineyards are located in a demanding environment, with poor soils and a harsh climate of severly hot summers and cold winters.

Harvested manually, the grapes were macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 26 days. After that, Domus Pensi 2016 was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. Finally, was further aged for 24 months in the bottle.

Decant this Reserva red wine 30 to 45 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Domus Pensi has an intense, bright red colour with some violet tinges.

Nose

This blend of Grenache, Merlot, Syrah and Samsó is complex and quite deep. Ripe black fruit, jammy red fruit -notably amarena cherries- nuanced by notes of spices and menthol. On the background of this red wine from Terra Alta, there is a layer of smoke, dry earth and underbrush.

Palate

Well-balanced and lively, with potential for growth, this wine of the Altavins winery carries plenty of liquor-infused fruit, licorice, clove, cocoa, tobacco and aromatic herbs. Crisp, refreshing acidity, ripe tannins and long finish with some toasted and fruity remembrances.

Our personal opinion Deep and hugely enjoyable, Domus Pensi 2016 proves the great potential of Terra Alta.
OTHER VINTAGES

Domus Pensi 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Domus Pensi 2014:

Enterwine 94.

Domus Pensi 2013:

Aged for 14 months. Enterwine 93. Parker 90. Gold Medal - Berliner Wein Trophy.

Domus Pensi 2010:

Gold Medal 2014-Berliner Wein Trophy. Grand Gold Medal-Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011 (Best Red Wine).

9,24/10-Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2016 (blind tasting).

Gran Vino de la Terra Alta 2013 - Terra Alta DO Contest.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta, Merlot, Syrah, Samsó.
Pairings Alone, Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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