Red Wine Els Pics 2020
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The entry-level Spanish red wine of the Mas Alta winery, Els Pics shows the most approachable side of the prestigious Priorat wine region.
It is made from 60% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 10% Syrah and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, all coming from vines planted on slate and clayey-limestone soils.
Handpicked and carefully selected, the grapes were macerated and fermented in concrete tanks. Then Els Pics 2020 was aged for 12 months, the first 6 in the tanks, and the other 6 in new and 2nd year French oak barrels.
Aerate this Priorat red wine 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine Els Pics is medium purple with a violet rim.
This blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon is very idiomatic. Aromas of red fruit, spices, toast and a dash of underbrush. In the background, a pulsating mineral remembrance.
|Palate||Nice balance between the fruit and the wooden notes. This wine from Bodegas Mas Alta is gulpable and yummy, with a well-crafted acidity and crunchy tannins. Bold and substantial, the mineral nuances are extremely seductive. Long, persistent finish.|
|Our personal opinion||
Easy-to-drink, honest and powerful. Els Pics 2020 pairs wonderfully with slow cooked stews and casseroles.
Els Pics 2019:
Enterwine 91. Parker 90/90+.
Els Pics 2017:
Els Pics 2016:
Els Pics 2015:
Enterwine 92. Guia de Vins de Catalunya - 9.08/10 (blind tasting).
Els Pics 2014:
Els Pics 2013:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 60%, Cariñena 25%, Syrah 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|