Red Wine L'Avi Arrufí 2016

Age-worthy red wine from Terra Alta. Blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah aged for 16 months in oak and for 2 years in the bottle.
Age-Worthy Wine. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red, Syrah,
Wineries: Celler Piñol
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Availability: In stock

€18.10
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A rather special Spanish red wine from Terra Alta, L'Avi Arrufí is produced by Celler Piñol as a tribute to the founder of this family winery.

This red wine is made from a blend of mostly Carignan, with some Grenache and a 10% Syrah, coming from 45 to 55 year old vines located at an altitude of 450 metres above sea level, and planted in clay-limestone soils with very low levels of organic matter.

Each variety was harvested at its optimal ripening state and meticulously selected.

After that, this red wine from Terra Alta completed a traditional vinification process and was aged for a period of 16 months in new French and American oak barrels.

Before its commercial release, L'Avi Arrufí 2016 was aged for a minimum of 2 years in the bottle.

Decant this age-worthy red wine no less than 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine L'Avi Arrufí is high purple with a violet rim.

Nose

Bold, deep and really complex, this blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah embodies the best side of the Mediterranean exuberance. Intense notes of ripe red fruit, wild berries, toast, cocoa, leather, pepper grains, and some flowery nuances and mineral undertones.

Palate

Powerful and characteristic, this wine of Celler Piñol has a velvety body and a refreshing, well-balanced acidity. It is both elegant and terroir-bound, with mild, creamy tannins and a long, harmonious finish with notes of fruit and some mineral and toasted echoes.

Our personal opinion

Elegant and rewarding, L'Avi Arrufí 2016 will improve in the bottle for a substantial period of time.

OTHER VINTAGES

L'Avi Arrufí 2015:

Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 92.

L'Avi Arrufí 2013:

Enterwine 92. Parker 90. Peñín 92.

L'Avi Arrufí 2010:

Aged for 18 months in oak. Enterwine 92. Parker 90. Peñín 92.

L'Avi Arrufí 2009:

Aged for 16 months.

Peñín 92. 9,33/10 - Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting).

L'Avi Arrufí 2008:

Parker 92. Peñín 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Age-Worthy Wine
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Cariñena 60%, Garnacha Tinta 30%, Syrah 10%.
Pairings Alone, Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Duck, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner
Reviews
3 Reviews
Surprising
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The winery obviously keeps a very low profile, as virtually no one knows it outside of Spain. I discovered the wine on a trip to Catalonia, and was pleasantly impressed by it.
Review by (Posted on 26 March 2019)
arrufi
Value
Lots of class here. Understated and smooth.
Review by (Posted on 4 January 2019)
Arrufí
Value
Classy and classic, well-rounded and full-bodied. Very reasonably priced, as it delivers lots of drinking pleasure.
Review by (Posted on 15 November 2017)
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