Red Wine Empelts de Garnatxa Peluda 2017

Organic Crianza red wine from Montsant. Varietal Hairy Grenache aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Peluda,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Celler Vinyes Domenech, Empelts de Garnatxa Peluda is the result of an interesting process. In 2011, cuttings of Hairy Grenache sorted from the vines used to produce Teixar, the winery's flaghsip Spanish red wine, were grafted onto old Cabernet Sauvignon rootstocks planted in clayey-limestone soils, in an area belonging to the DO Montsant

Picked by hand and meticulously selected at the vineyard, the grapes were macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, Empelts de Garnatxa Peluda 2017 was aged in new and used 50% American and 50% French oak barrels for 12 months.

The production of this red wine from Montsant was ridiculously scarce. Only 500 bottles.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Empelts de Garnatxa Peluda has a bright cherry colour with a reddish rim.


Subtle and intriguing, as is usually the case with Hairy Grenache winers. Red and black fruit, wild berries and some floral nuances. This organic red wine from Montsant also suggests notes of tyhme, licorice and toast.


Smooth and velvety, with a solid structure and a nuanced and well-defined passage through the palate. This wine of Celler Vinyes Domènech has an outstanding acidity and an elusive, almost playful character. Fruit-driven and spicy, with a long mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

Luscious and engaging, Empelts de Garnatxa Peluda 2017 is a very interesting rarity.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Grenache Peluda
Pairings Baked whitefish, Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner
1 Review
Bold and subtle at once. Very intriguing. Will definitely buy again.
Review by (Posted on 29 September 2020)
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