Red Wine Les Crestes 2018
Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.
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The red wine Les Crestes from Priorat is made from grapes 20 to 100 years of age. It is produced by the Mas Doix winery, one of Priorat's most prestigious companies, the vineyards are planted in terraces and slopes composed of black slate.
As for the 2018 vintage, it was one of the earliest in recent Priorat history.
After a manual harvest, the grapes were selected twice and separately vinified according to each variety and each plot.
Alcoholic fermentation was carried out with periodic punch-downs. Then this red wine from Priorat was drawn-off and aged for 8 months in 2nd year French oak barrels. The wine was not filtered or clarified before its bottling.
Decant Les Crestes 2018 30 minutes before drinking.
45,000 bottles produced.
The red wine Les Crestes has an intense red cherry colour with a violet rim.
This red wine of the Mas Doix winery has the fruit on the forefront. And a nice fruit it is. Liquor-infused blackberries, cranberries, intense aromas of menthol and Mediterranean herbs, some liquorice and a remarkable mineral background.
The wine Les Crestes from Priorat is taut and fresh. Meaty, savoury fruit, dim spicy nuances, deep balsamic and mineral notes, yummy tannins, still a bit young, and a long, zesty finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Fresher and livelier than ever, Les Crestes 2018 expresses the region's gentlest side.
Les Crestes 2017:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 91. Parker 92.
Les Crestes 2015:
Peñín 91. Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Silver Medal (90/100).
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Other guides||Decanter Panel Tasting 90|
|Name of Award||Decanter World Wine Awards 2019: Silver Medal (91 points).|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha 80%, Cariñena 10%, Syrah 10%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cold meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|