Red Wine L'Avi Arrufí 2018

Crianza 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
P 92 ñ 92 92 92

Availability: In stock

€18.10
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An age-worthy Spanish red wine from Terra Alta, L'Avi Arrufí is a tribute to the founder of the family winery Celler Piñol.

The main variety is Carignan, complemented with some Grenache and a 10% Syrah. The grapes are sourced from 45 to 55-year-old vines planted in in clay-limestone soils at 450 metres of altitude.

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 2018 was aged for a minimum of 2 years in the bottle.

Decant this Crianza red wine no less than 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

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

Nose

Bold and complex, this blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah combines classicism with Mediterranean charm. Intense aromas of wild berries, tomato preserve, black olives and pepper grains, with remembrances of fine leather, toast and a hint of flowers.

Palate

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, a well-defined mid palate and a long, harmonious finish with notes of fruit and some mineral and toasted notes.

Our personal opinion

Elegant and rewarding, L'Avi Arrufí 2018 should improve in the bottle for a substantial period of time.

OTHER VINTAGES

L'Avi Arrufí 2016:

Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 92.

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 2018
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
Parker's Score 92
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Name of Award Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
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
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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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