Red Wine Espelt Coma Bruna 2017
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Coming from rugged, windswept DO Empordà, Espelt Coma Bruna ranks among the best wines produced in that northern Catalan region.
This one-of-a-kind Spanish red wine is a varietal Carignan sourced from vineyards over 100 years of age - they were planted in 1901 - situated in the Albera mountain range, on the southern side of the Pyrenées.The soils are mainly composed of slate.
Produced by Espelt Viticultors, the vinification process of this red wine from L'Empordà was meticulous. After a manual harvesting and a careful selection, the grapes were cold soaked for 3 days and then fermented in stainless steel tanks.
After that, Espelt Coma Bruna 2017 was transferred into used French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 13 months.
Decant this Crianza red wine a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Espelt Coma Bruna is medium purple with a garnet rim.
Quite deep, this old-vines Carignan opens slowly, so some patience is required to fully enjoy it. Aromas of wild berries, bitter cocoa, menthol and garrigue, evolving into coffee, balsam and charcoal, with some earthy and mineral remembrances.
Characteristic and intense, this wine from Celler Espelt is slightly bitter and deeply mineral, with flavours of bilberries and blackberrie framed by just the right amount of oak. Acidity is exceptional, with fine grained tannins and a very long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An excellent wine in a dramatic style, Espelt Coma Bruna 2017 showcases the distinctive character of the Empordà region.
Espelt Comabruna 2016:
Espelt Comabruna 2015:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 93.
Espelt Comabruna 2010:
Aged for 14 months. Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||13|
|Other guides||Decanter WWA 2022: 91 points & Silver Medal.|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty plates, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|