Red Wine La Clave 2019

Red wine from El Bierzo. Blend of Mencía, Syrah and Tempranillo aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Bierzo
Grapes Varieties: Mencía, Syrah, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Raúl Pérez
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Availability: In stock

€8.20
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Belonging to his "Proyectos de Autor" collection, La Clave is a blended Spanish red wine crafted by the great Raúl Pérez, a winemaker whose career is going from strength to strength.

Made basically from Mencía, complemented with Syrah and Tempranillo, the grapes come from vines planted in clay-limestone soils in Valtuille de Abajo, a village belonging to DO Bierzo.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were partially destemmed and fermented in diposits and open oak vats. After macerating for 30 days with periodic pump-overs, this Crianza red wine was transferred into 2nd year French oak barrels. After that, La Clave 2019 was aged for 12 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

We suggest that you aerate this red wine from El Bierzo some minutes before drinking. Pair with cold cuts and stews.

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Appearance

Cleand and bright, La Clave is cherry red with some ruby glints.

Nose

Meaty and earthy, this blend of Mencía, Syrah and Tempranillo also suggests aromas of mulberries and bilberries, with some remembrances of smoke and underbrush.

Palate

Fresh and smooth, the balance of fruit and oak aging is excellent, as is usually the case with the wines by Mr. Raúl Pérez.  This a deep, somewhat austere wine with mildly rugged tannins, a nice acidity, and a long, mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

A nice piece of work, La Clave 2019 from El Bierzo is a fabulous value. Pair with meat dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

La Clave 2018:

Enterwine 92.

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Bierzo
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
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 Mencía 90%, Syrah y Tempranillo 10%
Pairings Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled white meats, Hamburgers , Pasta with red sauce and meat, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Smoked foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues
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