Red Wine Lafou El Sender 2018

Red wine from Terra Alta. Blend of Grenache, Syrah & Morenillo aged for 6 months in oak barrels.

Oak. 6 Months in French and Central European oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Morenillo, Syrah,
Wineries: Lafou Celler
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Availability: In stock

€10.20
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Produced in Terra Alta, southern Catalonia, Lafou El Sender is made from an interesting blend of Grenache, Syrah, and the indigenous, recently recovered Morenillo.

Increasingly used by winemakers, Morenillo is a grape that produces remarkably fresh, delicate wines.That's always a treasurable quality, but even more so in Terra Alta, where summers are very hot.

The grapes were hand harvested. Then this Spanish red wine was vinified in stainless steel tanks.

Destemmed and gently crushed, after the completion of alcoholic fermentation Lafou El Sender 2018 from LaFou Celler was aged for 6 months in 300-litre Central European oak barrels.

Pair this red wine from Terra Alta with cold cuts, BBQ'd meat and roast recipes.

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Appearance

The wine Lafou El Sender is medium cherry with a reddish rim.

Nose

Unconventionally elegant, this blend of Grenache, Syrah and Morenillo shows fresh and delicate nuances of red and black fruit, alongside notes of balsam, menthol, dried flowers and lavender. Quite original.

Palate This red wine from Lafou Celler has an excellent balance, with a very good acidity and some gentle tannins. Besides the red fruit, there are suggestions of flowers, pomegranate and cocoa. Long, fruity finish.

Our personal opinion

Very well crafted, with a judiciously restrained use of wood, the little-known Lafou El Sender 2018 has a distinctive character and great drinkability.

OTHER VINTAGES

LaFou El Sender 2017:

Enterwine 92.

Lafou El Sender 2015:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 90.

Lafou El Sender 2014:

Peñín 90. Enterwine 91.

Lafou El Sender 2013:

Peñín 92. Decanter 91.

Lafou El Sender 2012:

Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2014.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Oak
Type of ageing Months in French and Central European oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides Bronze Medal Decanter WWA 2021
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 70%, Syrah 20%, Morenillo 10%.
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Goat cheese, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
Reviews
2 Reviews
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Buy this vintage after vintage. Gobsmackingly good!!
Review by (Posted on 6 November 2018)
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Incredible wine for the price. Full-bodied but also very fresh -is it the Morenillo? Very good with meat.
Review by (Posted on 6 September 2017)
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