Red Wine Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2017

Crianza red wine from Montsant. Old-vines Carignan and Grenache aged for 17 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 17 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red,
Wineries: Celler Masroig
ñ 92 93 93

Availability: In stock

€15.80
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The 2017 vintage of Les Sorts Vinyes Velles is, like the previous one, made from a blend of old-vines Carignan (85%) and Grenache (15%).

First, the hand-picked grapes were vinified in stainless steel tanks.

Then this Spanish red wine from the DO Montsant underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.

After that, this wine from Celler Masroig was aged for 17 months in the barrels. Finally, Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2017 was aged for a further 24 months in the cellar before its release.

Decant this red wine from Montsant 1 hour before drinking. Pair with hearty meat recipes.

Additional Information
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Appearance

The red wine Les Sorts Vinyes Velles is deep garnet with a purple rim.

Nose

Cherries and blackberries, with nuances of toast, Mediterranean garrigue and spices. In the background, this blend of Carignan and Grenache insinuates a note of cocoa over a thriving, ever-pulsating mineral beat.

Palate

Gentler than one might imagine, with a distinctive freshness and a crisp, uplifting acidity, this red wine from Celler Masroig combines elegance and local character in a truly engaging way. Intimations of red and black fruit, nuanced by suggestions of bitter chocolate, resin, aromatic herbs, dry earth and some mineral remembrances. Crunchy tannins and long finish.

Our personal opinion

An amazing value, Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2017 will pair extremely well with meats such as grilled lamb chops and a roast suckling pig.

OTHER VINTAGES

Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2016:

Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 92.

Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2015:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.

Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2014:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92. Gold Medal - Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2018. Silver Medal - Decanter WWA 2018.

Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2013:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 93. Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017 & Gilbert & Gaillard. Official Wine DO Montsant. 9,54/10 - Guia de Vins de Catalunya (Blind tasting).

Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2012:

Gold Medal (90+)-Gilbert & Gaillard 2016. Silver Medal-Decanter World Wine Awards 2016.

Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2011:

Peñín 92. 9,42/10-Catalan Wine Guide 2016.

Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2010:

Blend of Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 14 months.

Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2009:

Bronze Medal-Decanter World Wine Awards 2014. Silver Medal-Concours Mondial Bruxelles.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 17
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Cariñena 85%, Garnacha Tinta 15%
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Duck, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
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Yes, Montsant IS the real thing. This was chosen Official Wine of the region, and it is not easy to understand why. It is a beautifully made wine, tremendously expressive, age-worthy and completely unpretentious. I read somewhere that 2013 was a superb vintage, so there you have it.
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