Red Wine Finca L'Argatà 2016

Organic red wine from Montsant. Blend of Grenache and Syrah aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Syrah,
Wineries: Joan d'Anguera
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€19.55
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An exquisite blend of Grenache and SyrahFinca L'Argatà is made from grapes coming from a single estate located in the upper Montsant region. An idyllic Mediterranean spot with vines surrounded by olive trees more than five hundred years old, the growing of grapes tere dates back to 1820. Some of them, interestingly, were the first Syrah vines planted in the whole of Spain.

It is produced by Joan d’Anguera, a winery that completely redefined its approach to winemaking several years ago and became the first company in Montsant to obtain a Demeter seal, certifying its commitment to the principles of biodynamic agriculture

Grown on hills oriented to the north with soils composed of sand and limestone, the grapes of this Spanish red wine were harvested by hand in the first half of September. Vinified in concrete vats, the wine was subsequently aged in used French oak barrels for 12 months.

Naturally stabilized during the winter season, Finca L'Argatà 2016 was aged for a further months in the bottle before its release.

Decant 1 hour before drinking. Drink this red wine from Montsant over the next 6-7 years.

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Appearance

The red wine Finca L'Argatà has a high, clean, bright cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

A purebred Montsant of remarkable breadth and purity, this blend of Grenache and Syrah displays a minerality that, though not as thriving as that found in the wines of the neighbouring Priorat, is perhaps more elegant and evocative. Extremely pure notes of raspberries and blackberries, along with hints of coffee, cocoa, lavender and menthol.

Palate

Fresh and well-defined, with plenty of subtleness and real refinement, this biodynamic red wine has a medium-high body, a smooth texture and a crisp acidity. Very persistent, it leaves long mineral remembrances, and some intimations of flowers, spices and Mediterranean garrigue. However, this is only the beginning, because this wine by Joan d'Anguera will have much more to offer in the near future. The wine deserves a little patience, as its parts are slowly coming together. 

Our personal opinion

Loose and extremely precise at the same time, Finca L'Argatà 2016 is a fabulous Montsant.

OTHER VINTAGES

Finca L'Argatà 2014:

Enterwine 91.

 

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic 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 Garnacha Tinta 85%, Syrah 15%.
Pairings Aperitif, Chocolate, Civet, Cold meats, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Paté, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, semi-curred cheese, Steak Tartare, Vegetables
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
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Absolutely amazing Grenache, considerably lighter than your ordinary Spanish wine. This is all about nuance, transparency and purity. Review by Maria (Posted on 20/12/2018)
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