Red Wine Les Casetes 2020

Single parcel red wine from Montsant. Varietal Grenache fermented in clay amphorae and aged for 8 months in French oak barrels and for 9 months in the bottle.

Crianza. 8 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
93 93

Availability: In stock

€62.50
Product Description
Details

The latest addition to Josep Grau Viticultor's wine catalogue, Les Casetes 2020 is also his most ambitious effort to date.

Mr. Josep Grau sees this one-of-a-kind Spanish red wine, in which he has pushed his Burgundian approach to the extreme, as both a recapitulation of his winemaking career and a door to the future.

A varietal Grenache, this Montsant red wine comes from a single parcel (Paratge de Les Casetes), situated in the village of Capçanes, DO Montsant. Paratge de Les Casetes, incidentally, was the first vineyard acquired by Josep Grau back in 2003.

Situated at 200 metres of altitude and farmed following minimal intervention techniques and organic and biodynamic principles, the parcel has an interesting characteristic: one-half of it, oriented to the north, is composed of limestone soils; the other half, which is south-oriented, has clayey soils.

Hand-harvested and meticulously selected, the grapes were fermented in clay amphorae. Then Les Casetes 2020 was transferred into a single 300-litre French oak barrel, where it was aged for 8 months. Finally, it was aged for a further 9 months in the bottle before its commercial release.

Only 398 bottles produced. Grab one while you can!

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information
Appearance

The red wine Les Paradetes is medium ruby with a reddish rim.

Nose

We have seldom encountered a Grenache wine from Montsant as supple and refined as this one. Suggestions of red and blue flowers, with dried herbs, liquor-infused cherries and strawberries, as well as some spicy and toasted intimations. Ever-evolving and captivating, with subtle mineral suggestions and hints of lavender and pomegranate.

Palate

This wine form Josep Grau Viticultor is sleek and astonishingly elegant, with a core of red fruit, amazing precision and a subtle tannic structure which keeps everything in place. Effortless and textured, with layers of flavour, hints of flowers and Mediterranean garrigue and a nice mineral core. Very complex and wonderfully drinkable, with a savoury, memorable finish.

Our personal opinion

Mr. Josep Grau has outdone himself with Les Casetes 2020. Montsant and Burgundy have never been closer.

Year 2020
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Bull meat, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner
Reviews
1 Review
Pricey, but worth it
Value
Catalonia never ceases to amaze me. This Grenache is on a par with some greats Garnachas from Gredos. Stunning effort!
Review by (Posted on 26 May 2022)
Write a review
  •  
    1 1 star
    2 2 star
    3 3 star
    4 4 star
    5 5 star
    Value