Red Wine Lafou El Sender 2020
Red wine from Terra Alta. Blend of Grenache, Syrah & Morenillo aged for 6 months in Central European oak barrels.
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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 from LaFou Celler was vinified in stainless steel tanks.
Destemmed and gently crushed, after the completion of alcoholic fermentation Lafou El Sender 2020 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.
The wine Lafou El Sender is medium ruby with a reddish rim.
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 2020 has a distinctive character and great drinkability.
LaFou El Sender 2019:
Enterwine 92. Decanter WWA 2022 - 88 points & Bronze Medal.
LaFou El Sender 2018:
Enterwine 92. Decanter WWA 2021 - 87 points & Bronze Medal.
LaFou El Sender 2017:
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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and Central European oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|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|