Red Wine Lafou de Batea 2016

Crianza red wine from Terra Alta. Blend of Grenache, Hairy Grenache and Samsó (Carignan) aged for 12 months in oak barrels and egg-shaped concrete tanks.

Crianza. 12 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Peluda, Grenache Red, Samsó,
Wineries: Lafou Celler
ñ 92 93 93

Availability: In stock

€34.00
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Produced by the Roqueta family, Lafou de Batea is the flagship wine of the LaFou Celler winery.

A single vineyard Spanish red wine, the grapes are sorted from over 100-year-old vines located in Mas Gabrielet, in DO Terra Alta. The 2016 vintage is made from a blend of Grenache, Hairy Grenache and Samsó (aka Carignan).

Harvested by hand and selected on site and in the cellar, the grapes were destemmed, fermented and macerated in stainless steel tanks. Then this Crianza red wine was transferred into 300-litre Central European oak barrels and egg-shaped concrete tanks, where it was aged for 12 months.

After that, Lafou de Batea 2016 was blended and bottled with no fining or filtration. Finally, the wine was aged for a minimum of 12 months in the bottle before its release.

Decant this red wine from Terra Alta a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Pair with hearty meat recipes.

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Appearance

The red wine Lafou de Batea is high cherry with a purplish rim.

Nose

This blend of Grenache, Hairy Grenache and Carignan intense, deep and certainly terroir-oriented. The purest red fruit, slowly evolving into blackberries and brambles, with intriguing nuances of black olives, dried tomates, lavender, and Mediterranean garrigue. The ageing notes are subdued and remain in the background, in the form of subtle spicy and toasted hints.

Palate

This wine from Lafou Celler is bold and substantial, with an initial warmth soon taken over by a fresh, enlivening acidity and an entrancing minerality. Ripe, chiseled tannins and very long finish with some balsamic and mineral remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Wines like LaFou de Batea 2016 demonstrate that Terra Alta is region worthy of serious attention.

OTHER VINTAGES

LaFou de Batea 2015:

Enterwine 94.

LaFou de Batea 2008:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 92. Tim Atkin 94. Guía Proensa 93.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta y Garnacha Peluda 85%, Samsó 15%.
Pairings Bull meat, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
1 Review
Amazing wine
Value
Impressively mineral and streamlined. Nevertheless, it is not yet fully formed. Great potential.
Review by (Posted on 6 November 2018)
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