Red Wine Les Alcusses 2018
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The younger brother of Maduresa, this Spanish red wine is made from Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, Petit Verdot, 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 underwent a cold-soaking process for three weeks, after which they were gently crushed and fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks.
Then the wine was blended, and finally Les Alcusses 2018 completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 8 months in 5,000-litre oak vats and 250-litre and 500-litre French oak barrels.
This nice red wine from Valencia will pair well with meat recipes and rice dishes.
The red wine Les Alcusses is deep ruby with a reddish rim.
This blend of Monastrell, Garnacha Tintorera, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is quite complex. 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 Celler del Roure 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 red wine Les Alcusses 2018 is an inviting Mediterranean red wine.
Les Alcusses 2017:
Les Alcusses 2016:
Enterwine 92. Parker 91. Guía Peñín 90.
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||8|
|Percentage of variety||Monastrell 50%, Garnacha Tintorera 10%, Petit Verdot 10%, Syrah 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Merlot 10%.|
|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|