Red Wine L'Equilibrista 2016

Red wine from DO Catalunya. Blend of Syrah, Samsó (Carignan) & Grenache aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Catalunya
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Samsó, Syrah,
Wineries: Ca n'Estruc
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Belonging to the DO Catalunya, L'Equilibrista is made from a blend of three varieties: Syrah, Samsó (Carignan) and Grenache.

The grapes come from 20 to 40-year-old vines planted in the town of Esparraguera, owned by the Ca n'Estruc winery.

Harvested at an optimal ripening point, once in the cellar the grapes were destemmed, gently crushed and underwent pre-fermentation maceration. After that, this Spanish red wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.

Finally, L'Equilibrista 2016 was transferred into new medium toasted French oak barrels from Allier, where it was aged for 14 months.

Decant this Crianza red wine 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The wine L'Equilibrista has an intense, clean cherry colour with purple tinges and a violet rim.


This blend of Grenache, Samsó and Syrah conveys aromas of ripe bilberries, blackberry liqueur, liquorice and underbrush. There is a delicate wooden background, with some mineral undertones and hints of rose pepper.


Well-structured and savoury, this red wine from Ca n'Estruc has some velvety tannins and a long, mouth-cleansing acidity. Medium-long finish, with remembrances of ripe blackberries and plums, along with hints of toast and chocolate.

Our personal opinion

Personal, powerful and gentle, L'Equilibrista 2016 offers a good chance to get to know the wines from the DO Catalunya.


L'Equilibrista 2015:

Enterwine 90.

L'Equilibrista 2014:

Enterwine 90.

L'Equilibrista 2013:

Peñín 93. Parker 91.

L’Equilibrista 2012:

Parker 90.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Catalunya
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides Decanter WWA 2022: 87 points & Bronze Medal.
Percentage of variety Garnacha 55%, Syrah 30%, Samsó 15%.
Pairings Bull meat, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
Sensational value for money. Herbs, a touch of spice, red cherries. Fine and fresh.
Review by (Posted on 11 October 2017)
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