Red Wine Fagus 2018

Red wine from Campo de Borja. Varietal old-vines Grenache wine aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 10 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
Wineries: Bodegas Aragonesas
ñ 92 94 94

Availability: In stock

€18.90
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An excellent, old-vines varietal Grenache from Campo de Borja, Aragón, Fagus is produced by Bodegas Aragonesas.

Interestingly, this Spanish red wine is produced from old vines, 40 to 50 years of age, that yield 1 kilogram of fruit per plant at most.  

Harvested at their optimal ripening state, the Grenache grapes were fermented and then macerated with the skins for over a period of three weeks. Malolactic fermentation took place in French oak barrels. After that, this Crianza red wine was aged for a period of 10 months.

Finally, Fagus 2018 was aged for a further months in the cellar prior to its release.

A little-known jewel, Fagus Garnacha should be aerated 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Fagus has an intense, high cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim.

Nose

The aromas of this varietal Grenache are enticing. Red fruit and jammy wild berries, underpinned by some mineral notions, dim wooden aromas, a dash of spices, cocoa and coffee, and some remembrances of balsam, menthol and sweeties.

Palate

Elegant, powerful and well-balanced, this red wine of Bodegas Aragonesas has a meaty texture and a very good acidity. Notes of tobacco, chocolate, juicy red fruit and spices. Smooth passage, crunchy tannins and long finish with some delicately bitter and toasted remembrances.

Our personal opinion

An ode to Grenache, Fagus 2018 from the DO Campo de Borja is complex, characteristic and seductive.

OTHER VINTAGES

Fagus 2017:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 92.

Fagus 2016:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 90.

Fagus 2015:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 90.

Fagus 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 90.

Fagus 2013:

Parker 91. Peñín 90.

Fagus 2012:

Peñín 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Campo de Borja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
Fag... oh my!!
Value
An excellent wine with, as the previous reviewer said, a name that does it little favor in the English-speakling world. And a real shame it is, because this garnacha is earthy and profound. It is the dream companion of game dishes and the texture is superb.
Review by (Posted on 15 January 2018)
funny name
Value
For obvious reasons, the winery should change the name of this wine for the English-speaking countries. Even more so because the wine is a class-act. It is full-bodied, better after every sip and good priced.
Review by (Posted on 8 November 2017)
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