Red Wine Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2017

Red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Grenache and Carignan aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Samsó,
Wineries: Martí Fabra
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

With a family tradition of winemaking that harks back to the XIIth century, the Martí Fabra winery embodies the very essence of L'Empordà region.

This time, Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles has gone even more native than in previous years, as it contains not a trace of international grapes.

Thus, this Spanish red wine is made from a blend of Grenache and Carignan coming from old vines 50 to 80 years of age.

Surrounded by olive trees and Mediterranean garrigue, the vines grow in slate soils and are constantly swept by a harsh, salty northern wind called Tramuntana.

Meticulously harvested and separately vinified, Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2017 was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

Drink this red wine from L'Empordà through 2024.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The wine Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles has a high, dark cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.


Intense, deeply Mediterranean aromas define this blend of Grenache and Samsó (Carignan) from Empordà. Notes of garrigue, red and black fruit, tree bark and spices, over deep, earthy and mineral background.


This red wine by Martí Fabra is vigorous and sturdy on the palate. Liquor-infused fruit, aromatic herbs, notes of dry earth and garrigue, some mineral suggestions and a dash of spices and balsam. The wine has a delicately warm core, nicely balanced by a great freshness and a well-balanced acidity. Ripe tannins and long, earthy finish.

Our personal opinion

Deep and powerful, the nicely priced Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2017 pairs marvelously with game dishes and Rillettes.


Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2016:

Enterwine 93.

Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2015:

Enterwine 93.

Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2014:

"Best Red Wine from L'Empordà" - Arrels de Vi Contest 2016. Enterwine 93.

Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2013:

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, Syrah & Ull de Llebre. Aged for 8 months in barrels.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Name of Award Arrels de Vi 2016: 3rd. Best red win of the Empordà DO.
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta, Samsó.
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Rosted piglet, Soup and rice, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
go for it
Impressively complex wine. Dark, mineral and powerful, similar to Priorats but with a drier note.
Review by (Posted on 29 August 2018)
Sense títol
powerful but velvety wine, of a deep red colour and long taste on the palate, in which ripe fruit scents prevail.
If you want to find out more about Catalan wines, this is your wine.
Review by (Posted on 30 May 2016)
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