Red Wine Jiménez-Landi Sotorrondero 2018

Crianza red wine from the DO Méntrida (Gredos.) Grenache & Syrah aged for 11 months in French oak vats.

Crianza. 11 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Méntrida
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Syrah,
Wineries: Jiménez-Landi
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€16.50
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The wine Jiménez-Landi Sotorrondero belongs to the DO Méntrida. The area is located in the ultra-hype Gredos mountain range, Spain's most important rediscovered wine region since Priorat.

Crafted by the Jiménez-Landi winery, this Spanish red wine is principally made from Grenache, coming from vines 40 to 70 years of age, plus a tiny amount of Syrah coming from young, 10-year-old vines. Both are planted in sandy-granite soils.

Manually harvested at their optimal ripening point, once in the cellar 30% of the grapes were destemmed and cold-soaked for a few days. Then they were gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.

After a long maceration, this red wine from Méntrida completed malolactic fermentation and was aged in 500 and 3,000-litre French wooden vats for 11 months. It was not filtered or clarified before its bottling.

Decant Jiménez-Landi Sotorrondero 2018 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Jiménez-Landi Sotorrondero has an intense, clean, bright, medium cherry-coloured robe with ruby tinges and a violet rim.

Nose

Prominent notes of ripe black fruit, along with some hints of balsam, black pepper and some remembrances of aromatic herbs. The wood imprint of this Crianza red wine is almost unnoticeable, and this blend of Grenache & Syrah also suggests some notes of violets over a mineral background.

Palate

Bold, but extremely fresh. A good amount of black fruit and a nice sense of terroir. Acidity is one of the strong points of this wine by the Jiménez-Landi winery. Tannins are crunchy and yummy, and Sotorrondero from Méntrida ends on a slightly bitter, gently dry note.

Our personal opinion

Smooth and rather pure, Jiménez-Landi Sotorrondero 2018 from Méntrida - Gredos is a phantastic value.

OTHER VINTAGES

Jiménez-Landi Sotorrondero 2017:

Enterwine 90. Parker 94.

Jiménez-Landi Sotorrondero 2015:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Jiménez-Landi Sotorrondero 2011:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Méntrida
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 11
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Garnacha 70%, Syrah 30%
Pairings Bull meat, Civet, Cold meats, Game animals, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty plates, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner
Reviews
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Value
Excellent vine. Good grip and local flair.
Review by (Posted on 2 October 2018)
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