Red Wine Exibis 2019
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A young, unoaked Spanish red wine made by the Can Serra dels Exibis winery, Exibis is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and two extremely interesting native varieties. The recently recovered, high-acidic Sumoll, and the virtually unknwown, delicate Mandó.
All of them come from vineyards grown following the principles of byodinamic agriculture in the Pla de Bages region, located in central Catalonia. The vines are planted on terraces at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level and grow in soils composed of clay and limestone. Climate is Mediterranean-Continental.
Handpicked in boxes and refrigerated at a temperature of 4ºC prior to alcoholic fermentation, Exibis 2019 was fermented in open tanks with periodic punch-downs. Skin maceration did not last longer than 8 days. Finally, this red wine from Pla de Bages was aged for 3 months in the tanks.
The red wine Exibis has a medium-high, red-purple robe with a violet rim.
This young red wine from Pla de Bages exhibits aromas of forest berries, black plums, forgotten flowers and some dim spicy notes. Untarnished expression of fruit in the midst of a wild environment.
Interesting balance between the structure and weight of the Cabernet Sauvignon, and the expressiveness of both the Sumoll and the Mandó varieties. This red wine by Can Serra dels Exibis is fresh, tense and very much alive. Notes of forest and garrigue, along with a bouquet of flowers and flavours of ripe black and red fruit. Tannins are ripe and acidity is noticeable. Long finish with a mineral aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
The little-known Exibis 2019 is an extremely good value. In fact, it tastes like wines twice its price.
|D.O.||Pla del Bages|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in tanks|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||3|
|Percentage of variety||Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Sumoll 20%, Mandó 20%|
|Pairings||Cod, Cold meats, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Rice with meat, semi-curred cheese, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|