Red Wine La Prunera de Cal Bessó 2016

Crianza red wine from Montsant. Blend fo old-vines Hairy Grenache and Samsó (Carignan) aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Peluda, Samsó,
Wineries: Celler Cal Bessó
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Celler Cal Bessó, La Prunera de Cal Bessó is, like Lo Cirerer, the other Spanish red wine of the winery, an homage to the family ancestors, who worked as fruit sellers in Barcelona and is neighouring villages (La Prunera means plum tree).

The wine is a blend of Hairy Grenache (Garnatxa Peluda), sourced from "Les Rotes", an over 80-year-old vineyard, and Samsó (Carignan), coming from 15 to 70-year-old vines.

The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. After that, La Prunera de Cal Bessó 2016 was aged for 12 months in 40% new French oak barrels.
Pair this Crianza red wine from DO Montsant with roasted meat, cold cuts and aged cheeses.
Only 2,900 bottles produced.
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The red wine La Prunera de Cal Bessó is deep ruby with some violet and purple reflections.


Impressively mineral, this blend of Hairy Grenache and Samsó suggests lively blackcurrants, cassis and black cherries, with hints of rosemary, lavender and thyme and subtle creamy toastiness with some floral notes.


Powerful, but not overdone, this wine from Celler Cal Bessó has good focus and phenomenal freshness. Layered and flavourful, with succulent black fruit, a hint of bitter cocoa and Mediterranean garrigue. Finish is very long, with a metallic-mineral sensation and a spicy remembrance.

Our personal opinion

A very expressive wine, La Prunera de Cal Bessó 2016 delivers quality and local character.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Garnacha Peluda 60%, Samsó 40%.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
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Little-known jewel
Absolutely remarkable value. Rounded, distinctive, characterful.
Review by (Posted on 5 December 2022)
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