Red Wine L'Alleu Vinyes Velles 2017
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Made from old-vines Grenache (70%) and Carignan, aka Samsó (30%), L'Alleu Vinyes Velles is a Spanish red wine produced by the Vendrell-Rived winery in the wonderfully rugged, mountainous environment of the DO Montsant.
The organically farmed vines are planted on clayey-limestone and slate, llicorella soils which are highly characteristic of the region.
The grapes were separately vinified. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration lasted from 20 to 30 days, after which the wine was transferred into French oak barrels in order to complete malolactic fermentation.
Finally, L'Alleu Vinyes Velles 2017 was aged for 12 months in those same barrels prior to its bottling.
We suggest that you decant this red wine from Montsant 30 minutes before you drink it.
Production around 4,000 bottles.
The wine L'Alleu Vinyes Velles has a medium-high, claret-coloured robe with purple tinges.
The nose of this blend of Grenache and Carignan from Montsant is clean and sharp, with clear notes of wild berries, underbush and balsam combined with notes of vanilla and spices. Noticeable mineral background.
This red wine from Montsant from Vendrell-Rived is quite intense on the palate, and it displays a surprising acidity and a remarkable tension. Flavours of jammy black fruit, spices and deep mineral notions. Long spicy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Excellently priced, L'Alleu Vinyes Velles 2017 is mineral, fresh and fruity. This red wine from Montsant is a good companion for game dishes, cured meats and Manchego cheese.
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Parker 90. Enterwine 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 70%, Samsó 30%|
|Pairings||bluefish, Civet, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|