Red Wine Exibis La Baula 2016

Crianza red wine from Pla de Bages. Blend of Sumoll and Mandó aged for 12 months in used oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Pla de Bages
Grapes Varieties: Mandó, Sumoll,
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€22.80
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This exceedingly interesting Spanish red wine produced by the Can Serra dels Exibis Viticultors winery proves that the long recovery process of Catalonia's rich heritage of indigenous grapes has certainly come to fruition. 

Indeed, Exibis La Baula is a blend made from 50% Sumoll and 50% Mandó, two red varieties native to Catalonia that you will hardly find anywhere else in the world -with the exception, in the case of Mandó, of the neighbouring region of Valencia.

The grapes come from vineyards planted in clay-limestone soils at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level near the town of Navàs, within the DO Pla de Bages. The area has a Mediterranean-Continental climate, and the vines are farmed following the guidelines of biodynamic agriculture.

Picked up by hand, the grapes were refrigerated for a whole night, and subsequently destemmed and fermented in open tanks at a temperature of 25ºC, with several punch-downs, but no pump-overs, during the process. After a 5 day maceration, Exibis La Baula 2016 was aged for 12 months in 3rd year French oak barrels.

Due to bureaucratic reasons, and despite being a variety indigenous to Pla de Bages, the Mandó variety does not appear on the label.

Aerate this red wine from Pla de Bages at least 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Exibis La Baula has a medium, bright cherry-coloured robe.

Nose

The nose of Exibis La Baula is as original as it is seductive. Lively aromas of sour red berries, typical of Sumoll, together with some floral hints -violets, withered rose petals- and forest floor remembrances, Mandó's calling card. Everything is subdued and gentle, and the nose keeps evolving as the wine is exposed to air. This biodynamic wine also has a mineral background, with some spicy tips. 

Palate

The palate of this wine of Can Serra dels Exibis Viticultors is almost Pinot Noir-like in its elegance, although it has a thrust which Pinot only rarely achieves. Loose, spacious and ever-changing, it has an exceptional acidity, great freshness and a deep, forest-like sensation, nuanced by remembrances of flowers and a mineral note. Interestingly, in this red wine from Pla de Bages the fruit appears on the background, as a distant echo. 

Our personal opinion

A terroir-oriented wine if there ever was one, Exibis La Bauta 2016, made from Sumoll and Mandó is a fascinating wine.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Pla del Bages
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Sumoll 50%, Mandó 50%.
Pairings Birds, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, semi-curred cheese, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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Simply amazing. Very fresh, supple, with a incredible open-air, forest sensation, and just the right amount of fruit. This wine has opened a new world for me.
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