Red Wine Exibis La Rasa 2015

Crianza red wine from Pla de Bages. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sumoll and Mandó and aged for 12 months in French barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Pla de Bages
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Mandó, Sumoll,
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One of the distinctive characteristics of the Can Serra dels Exibis Viticultors' winemaking approach is the use of byodinamic procedures in all of its farming and oenological operations.

Produced in the DO Pla de Bages, in central Catalonia, Exibis La Rasa is a Spanish red wine made from an uncommon blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, that most international of red grapes, and the indigenous, little-known Sumoll and Mandó varieties. All come from vineyards grown in wide terraces located at an altitude of 500 metres. Soils are composed of clay and limestone and climate is Mediterranean-Continental. 

Harvested by hand, the grapes were brought to the cellar, destemmed and gently crushed. Alcoholic fermentation took place in open vats, with some punch-downs and a 6 to 8-day-long maceration period. After that, Exibis La Rasa 2015 was put into lightly toasted 1st and 2nd year French oak barrels and aged for 12 months.

Despite being an indigenous variety, the Mandó grape is not listed on the label due to bureaucratic reasons.

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

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Appearance

The wine Exibis La Rasa has a medium-high garnet robe with reddish tinges at a violet hue at the rim.

Nose

Original, nuanced, very pure. Pristine aromas of red fruit and wild berries, some forest-like sensations and touches of withered flowers, moss and fallen leaves. In the background, this biodynamic red wine suggests some toasted and balsamic notes and some mineral touches.

Palate

Despite the apparent contradiction, the wine has a meaty body, and at the same time a very supple structure. Both Sumoll and Mandó, the two indigenous grapes, have a wonderful acidity, and the Sumoll also possesses some bold tannins that need some time to fully mellow. The wood of this wine by Can Serra dels Exibis Viticultors is very well integrated, and it is only perceived in some spicy hints. Primary notes of garrigue and Mediterranean forest are predominant, along with some delicious flavours of red berries and some seductive suggestions of flowers. Long, gentle, complex finish.   

Our personal opinion

Like its younger brother Exibis, Exibis La Rasa 2015 is an extremely original and interesting wine. This blend of an international red grape and two local varieties has been exquisitely conceived and crafted.

OTHER VINTAGES

Exibis La Rasa 2014:

Enterwine 93.

Exibis La Rasa 2014:

Enterwine 92.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Pla del Bages
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Sumoll 20%, Mandó 20%.
Pairings Birds, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, semi-curred cheese, Stew, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
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A most uncommon red from Catalonia. Amazingly fresh and not fruit-driven, you feel the forest and the soil instead. Intriguing and rewarding.
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