Red Wine La Florens 2019

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,
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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 varietal Grenache, this Spanish red wine from DO Montsant is made from vines over 100 years old.

The vineyards have clay-limestone soils, and they are farmed following the guidelines of organic agriculture.

After a meticulous harvest, this red wine from Montsant was fermented using only indigenous yeasts. Then the wine was aged for 14 months.

Interestingly, both the vinification and the ageing process of La Florens 2019 were carried out in 2,000-litre Stockinger wooden vats from Austria. That was done to preserve the exceptional quality of the fruit and to enhance terroir expression.

Decant this Crianza red wine 1 hour before drinking.

Production around 5,000 bottles.

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Appearance

The red wine La Florens is mediun purple with some violet glints.

Nose

This enticing old-vines Grenache exhibits some remarkably pure aromas of black fruit, Amarena cherries, scrubland and Mediterranean herbs, with hints of flowers and pencil lead over a mineral background. Definitely terroir-oriented.

Palate

Freshness and precision are the key features of this wine from Josep Grau Viticultor. Pristine notes of wild berries, intense mineral undertones, remembrances of blue flowers and lavender and some balsamic and metallic hints. Lively tannins and a long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

Fresh, site-specific and refined, La Florens 2019 goes far beyond the cliché of what a Mediterranean wine is supposed to be.

OTHER VINTAGES

La Florens 2018:

Enterwine 94. J. Suckling 92.

La Florens 2017:

Enterwine 94. Guía Peñín 93. Decanter WWA 2021 - 93 points and Silver Medal.

La Florens 2016:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 91.

La Florens 2015:

Enterwine 95.

La Florens 2014:

Peñín 92. Aged for 13 months.

Year 2019
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
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides J. Suckling 94
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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