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Red Wine Finca L'Argatà 2017

Crianza red wine from Montsant. Varietal Grenache aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Mono-variety: Grenache Red
Wineries: Joan d'Anguera
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€24.10
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The varietal Grenache Finca L'Argatà is made from grapes coming from a single estate located in the highest area of the DO Montsant. Thus, this Spanish red wine is born in an idyllic Mediterranean spot with grapevines surrounded by olive trees several hundred years old.

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 red wine from Montsant 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 18 months.

Naturally stabilized during the winter season, Finca L'Argatà 2017 was aged for about 6 months in the bottle before its release.

Aearte a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.

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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 varietal organic Grenache 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

Lifted, savoury and precise at the same time, Finca L'Argatà 2017 is a fabulous Montsant.

OTHER VINTAGES

Finca L'Argatà 2016:

Enterwine 92. Parker 94.

Finca L'Argatà 2014:

Enterwine 91.

 

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
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
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Aperitif, Birds, Chocolate, Civet, Cold meats, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Paté, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, semi-curred cheese, Steak Tartare, Vegetables
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
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Absolutely amazing Grenache, considerably lighter than your ordinary Spanish wine. This is all about nuance, transparency and purity.
Review by (Posted on 20 December 2018)
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