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.
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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.
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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|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|