Red Wine Les Alcusses 2016
Red wine from Valencia. Blend of 5 varieties aged for 6 months in oak barrels.
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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.
The red wine Les Alcusses has a clean, bright, medium cherry-coloured robe with a reddish rim.
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.
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.
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:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|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|