Red Wine Finca L'Argatà 2016
Organic red wine from Montsant. Blend of Grenache and Syrah aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
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An exquisite blend of Grenache and Syrah, Finca 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.
The red wine Finca L'Argatà has a high, clean, bright cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
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.
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.
Finca L'Argatà 2014:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|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|