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Red Wine Les Alcusses 2016

Red wine from Valencia. Blend of 5 varieties aged for 6 months in oak barrels.

Barrel. 6 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Valencia
Wineries: Celler del Roure
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Availability: In stock

€9.85
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Produced by Celler del Roure, one of the most interesting wineries in the currently booming DO Valencia, Les Alcusses is made from a blend of local and international grapes.

Namely, this Spanish red wine, the younger brother of Maduresa, is produced from Monastrell, Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. All of the grapes come from vines planted on sandy and rocky soils, located at different altitudes and heavily influenced by the Mediterranean breeze.

Carefully harvested and selected, the grapes were cold-soaked for three weeks, gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then the wine was blended, and finally Les Alcusses 2016 completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 4-6 months in 3rd and 4th year French oak barrels.

This nice organic red wine from Valencia will pair well with meat rice dishes.

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Appearance

The red wine Les Alcusses has a clean, bright, medium cherry-coloured robe with a reddish rim.

Nose

The blend of six varieties really brings complexity to this red wine by Celler del Roure. Lively aromas of red fruit and hints of violets, spices and aromatic herbs over a delicately toasted background.

Palate

Medium-bodied, fresh and smooth, this red wine from Valencia has a backbone of red fruit, combined with notes of spices, toast and some mineral undertones. Gentle tannins, fresh acidity and a long, fruity finish.

Our personal opinion

A nice job by winemaker Pablo Calatayud, the Mediterranean red Les Alcusses 2016 is on the lighter, gentler side.

OTHER VINTAGES

Les Alcusses 2015:

Enterwine 91. Parker 92. Peñín 90.

Les Alcusses 2014:

Enterwine 94. Parker 92.

Les Alcusses 2013:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 90.

Les Alcusses 2012:

Parker 91. Peñín 89.

Les Alcusses 2010:

Peñín 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Valencia
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 14-16ºC
Organic Yes
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Monastrell 66%, Tempranillo 20%, Syrah 6%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Merlot 3%.
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Goat cheese, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted white meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
Reviews
2 Reviews
alcusses from Valencia
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Awfully pleasant, affordable Mediterranean red. Oak is judiciously restrained to allow maximum expressiveness.
Review by (Posted on 6 March 2019)
alcusses
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I want to thank you for your quick service. This wine was delivered on time and it was a pleasant surprise to my guests. Fresh and easy drinking.
Review by (Posted on 15 January 2018)
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