Red Wine La Llopetera 2018
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A single estate Spanish red wine, the vines are planted in calcareous soils at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level. All of the farming operations follow the principles of biodynamic agriculture.
Once in the cellar, the grapes were destemmed prior to macerating and fermenting with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks.
After that, La Llopetera 2018 was transferred into French oak barrels, where this no added sulphite wine was aged for 6 months.
Finally, this organic red wine was bottled with no prior clarification or stabilization.
Decant 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine La Llopetera has a medium, red-coloured robe with a violet rim, very clean and bright for an unfined and unfiltered wine.
It is very important to aerate this biodynamic Pinot Noir, because the wine opens quite tight. After a while, though, it becomes very expressive, with pristine aromas of red fruit and notes of flowers, underbrush and wet earth, together with a mildly wild "bretty" note of leather and barnyard. There is also a gently mineral background and a toasted remembrance.
Subtle and well-balanced, this low sulphite wine certainly proves that the Escoda-Sanahuja winery has fine-tuned its craft over the years. Excellent acidity, with silky tannins and a character which succeds in being raw and inviting at the same time. Raspberries, bitter cocoa and coffee, with a pinch of toast and burning match. Long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Complex and appealingly radical, La Llopetera 2018 is a terroir-bound Pinot Noir which successfully defies wine conventionalism.
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|D.O.||Conca de Barberà|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||Yes|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cold meats, Duck, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted white meats, Steak Tartare, Stews|
|Taste||Fresh and dry, Light, easy to drink, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|