Red Wine La Clave 2020
Red wine from El Bierzo. Blend of Mencía, Syrah and Tempranillo aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.
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One of the bottlings of the "Proyectos de Autor" collection, La Clave is a blended Spanish red wine crafted by the great Raúl Pérez, a winemaker whose career goes 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 in DO Bierzo.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were partially destemmed and fermented in diposits and 500-litre open oak vats. After macerating for 30 days with periodic pump-overs, this Crianza red wine was transferred into 2nd year French oak barrels. Then La Clave 2020 was aged for 6 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.
Clean and bright, La Clave is medium purple with some ruby glints.
Meaty and earthy, this blend of Mencía, Syrah and Tempranillo also suggests aromas of mulberries and bilberries, with some remembrances of smoke and underbrush.
Fresh and smooth, the balance of fruit and oak aging is excellent, as is usually the case with the wines of Raúl Pérez. This a deep, a tad austere wine with mildly rugged tannins, a nice acidity, and a long, mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A nice piece of work, La Clave 2020 from El Bierzo is a fabulous value. Pair with meat dishes.
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|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Percentage of variety||Mencía 90%, Syrah 5%, Tempranillo 5%.|
|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|