Red Wine La Carrerada 2020

Crianza red wine from Montsant. Old vines Samsó (Carignan) aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Samsó,
Wineries: Orto Vins
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

One of the four bottlings of the Singularitats d'Orto (Singularities) collection, La Carrerada is produced by the Orto Vins winery, run by the prestigious winemaker Joan Asens.

This remarkable Spanish red wine is made solely from Samsó (a.k.a Carignan) coming from a 0.74-hectare vineyard planted between 1936 and 1956 in the heart of the DO Montsant. The vineyard belongs to Mr. Josep Maria Jové.

Traditionally vinified, after fermenting with native yeasts in barrels, this Crianza red wine completed the malolactic fermentation and a 12-month ageing period in used French oak barrels.

Properly stored, La Carrerada 2020 should evolve nicely in the bottle.

This is a rare and precious red wine from Montsant. Less than 1,000 bottles produced!.

Decant at least 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine La Carrerada is medium purple with some garnet reflections.


Subtle and nuanced, this varietal Samsó carries complex notes of cherries and wild strawberries, alongside some hints of candied fruit, raw cocoa, liquorice, tobacco and spices, with an endearing mineral background.


Expressive and well-balanced, this red wine of bodega Orto Vins is crisp and lively, with amazing tension but no stifness whatsoever. Deep and complex, with firm tannins and a superb acidity, this is all about terroir and a minerality which combines hints of chalk and liquorice. Very persistent, this Carignan red wine finishes with an uplifting, sensual note.

Our personal opinion

Exquisitely precise and as terroir-driven as it gets, La Carrerada 2020 is a gem from Montsant.


La Carrerada 2013:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93.

La Carrerada 2012:

Enterwine 95. Parker 94. Peñín 92.

La Carrerada 2011;

Peñín 95.

Year 2020
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Samsó
Pairings Alone, Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Game animals, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner
3 Reviews
Very inspiring wine, almost playful in its show-and-hide nature. Kudos to the winemaker!!
Review by (Posted on 5 February 2019)
carinena buff
I am a carinena buff, and I am particularly fond of Priorat carinena. I decided to give this highe-end Car. a try and I was not disappointed. This is a wine of great purity and subtlety.
Review by (Posted on 2 August 2018)
for me
Winemaker Joan Asens has scored a big hit with this pure carinena. It is as deep as those from Priorat but fresher and leaner. Super pure and expressive.
Review by (Posted on 15 November 2017)
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