Red Wine La Florens 2017

Crianza red wine from Montsant. Old-vines Grenache aged for 14 months in Austrian wooden vats.

Crianza. 14 Months in barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
ñ 93 94 94

Availability: In stock

€20.90
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This is the new vintage of La Florens, a confidential wine from Josep Grau Viticultor which enjoys a considerable reputation among those in the know.

A single varietal Grenache, this Spanish red wine from the DO Montsant is made from vines over 100 years of age.

The plants grow in clay-limestone soils, and are farmed following the guidelines of organic agriculture.

After a meticulous harvest, this Grenache from Montsant was fermented using only indigenous yeasts.

Interestingly, both the vinification and the ageing process -which lasted 14 months- took place in 2000-litre Stockinger wooden vats from Austria. That was done to preserve the exceptional quality of the fruit, and to enhance the expression of the soil by reducing the wood footprint.

Decant La Florens 2017 1 hour before drinking.

Production around 5,000 bottles.

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Appearance

The red wine La Florens has an intense cherry colour with some violet glints.

Nose

This enticing old-vines Grenache exhibits some remarkably pure aromas of black fruit, deep forest, Amarena cherries, aromatic herbs, balsam and flowers over a mineral background. This red wine from Montsant is definitely terroir-oriented.

Palate

Freshness, tension and acidity are the key words here. This red wine by Josep Grau Viticultor is refined and enticing, with pristine notes of wild berries, intense mineral undertones, remembrances of blue flowers and lavender and some balsamic notions. La Florens has a rock-solid structure with lively tannins and a long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

Smooth, dreamy, suggestive, La Florens 2017 goes far beyond the cliché of what a Mediterranean wine is supposed to be.

OTHER VINTAGES

La Florens 2016:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 91.

La Florens 2015:

Enterwine 95.

La Florens 2014:

Peñín 92. Aged for 13 months.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides James Suckling 91.
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Duck, Grilled red meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
3 Reviews
super grenach
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Right now, I consider this wine to be on a par with some first-class Grenaches from Chateneuf du Pape. If Florens ages well, it will become a truly great wine.
Review by (Posted on 26 January 2018)
5 *
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As an old fan of Montsant reds, I think this is maybe the BEST wine to come out of the region since Espectacle. Mr. Josep Grau has something very nice here, and if he continues to refine his winemaking approach the result will be a killer wine.
Review by (Posted on 30 October 2017)
Sense títol
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Simply fantastic! Elegant and complex wine...
Review by (Posted on 3 March 2016)
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