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Red Wine L'Alleu Vinyes Velles 2018

Red wine from Montsant. Blend of Grenache and Samsó and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Samsó,
Wineries: Vendrell-Rived
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Availability: In stock

€12.60
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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 2018 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.

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Appearance

The wine L'Alleu Vinyes Velles has a medium-high, claret-coloured robe with purple tinges.

Nose

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.

Palate

This red wine from Montsant of the Vendrell-Rived winery 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 2018 is mineral, fresh and fruity. This red wine from Montsant is a good companion for game dishes, cured meats and Manchego cheese.

OTHER VINTAGES

L'Alleu Vinyes Velles 2017:

Enterwine 91.

L'Alleu Vinyes Velles 2016:

Enterwine 91.

L'Alleu Vinyes Velles 2015:

Enterwine 93.

L'Alleu Vinyes Velles 2014:

Parker 90. Enterwine 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
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 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
Reviews
2 Reviews
montsnat
Value
Delightfully "rustic", right to the point and quick to deliver. Love it with BBQ!!
Review by (Posted on 11 June 2018)
alleu
Value
This is like a not-so-hearty Priorat. It costs less but it is very good.
Review by (Posted on 13 September 2017)
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