Red Wine Figuerals Samsó 2018

Crianza red wine from Montsant. Varietal Carignan aged for 14 months in Austrian oak barrels.

Crianza. 14 Months in different types of barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Samsó,
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Availability: In stock

€31.45
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In May 2018, after 14 years mapping and studying the different terroirs of his vineyards, Josep Grau Viticultor released a series of five single-vineyard wines. His Premier Cru wines, so to speak.

Produced from organically farmed vineyards planted with 35 to 40-year-old vines, the red wine Figuerals is a part of that collection.

A varietal Samsó (Carignan) wine, the grapes are sorted solely from the vineyard of the same name, located in Serra d'Almos, in the southern area of DO Montsant. The vineyard is also the place of origin of another Spanish red wine: Figuerals Garnatxa.

Selected three times, the grapes went through alcoholic fermentation in a 2,000-litre Stockinger Austrian oak vat. After that, Figuerals Samsó 2018 was aged for 16 months in the vat.

Decant this red wine from Montsant 1 hour before drinking.

Only 2,600 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The red wine Figuerals Samsó is medium purple with some violet gleams.

Nose

Subtly mineral and rather complex, this varietal Carignan suggests redcurrants and blueberries, with hints of raw cocoa, red pepper, blue flowers and Mediterranean herbs over a mineral, gently toasted background.

Palate

This red wine from Josep Grau Viticultor is crisp and detailed. Vibrant fruit, concentrated yet delicate, with a rich texture and a superb acidity with some herbal and citrusy intimations. Excellent balance, with powdery tannins and a very long finish with a mineral and floral note. This is a compelling Crianza red wine.

Our personal opinion

Refined and supple, Figuerals Samsó 2018 will pair marvelously with game dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Figuerals Samsó 2017:

Enterwine 95. 

Figuerals Samsó 2016:

Enterwine 94. Guía Peñín 94.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
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 different types of barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Mono-Varietal Samsó
Pairings Birds, Cured cheeses, Grilled whitefish, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, To bring to an engagement
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I think this will be great in 4 o 5 years. A pure and essential carinena.
Review by (Posted on 19 July 2018)
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