Red Wine Olivardots Gresa Expressió 2015

Reserva red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah aged for 15 months in oak and 5 years minimum in the bottle.
Reserva. 15 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red, Syrah,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Vinyes d'OlivardotsGresa Expressió is made from 3 varieties planted in different types of soils in DO Empordà, a fact that brings a nice complexity to it.

The main component is Carignan (45%), coming from old, low-yielding vines grown in slate soils, plus a 35% Grenache and a 20% Syrah coming from vineyards with sandy and granitic soils, known as gresa in Empordà.

The grapes were picked by hand and selected twice. Once in the cellar, they were cold-macerated and then fermented in stainless steel tanks and French oak vats. After that, this reserva red wine was gently pressed, drawn-off and aged for 15 months in fine-grained French oak barrels with periodic stirrings.

This red wine from L'Empordà was not clarified or filtered before being bottled in July 2017.

An amazing feature of Gresa Expressió 2015 is that it is sold after having been aged for 5 years minimum in the bottle. Rather uncommon these days, the idea is to offer the customer a well-rounded wine with no rough edges.

Only 6,200 bottles produced.

Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Gresa Expressió is medium purple with a violet rim.


This blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah opens with deep notes of balsam and ripe black fruit, slowly evolving into hints of red berries, bitter cocoa, and notes of spices, toast and Mediterranean garrigue. There is a deep earthy and mineral background.


This wine from Vinyes d'Olivardots is textured and remarkably complex. The notes of flowers, balsam and aromatic herbs combine with remembrances of black fruit, liquorice, cocoa and spices. There is a mineral beat enlivened by a crisp, sharp acidity and some round tannins. Long, uplifting finish with some bitter remembrances and notes of liquorice and aromatic herbs.

Our personal opinion

Bold, polished and substantial, Gresa Expressió 2015 from L'Empordà shows again that the region can produce great wines.


Gresa Expressió 2013:

Enterwine 93.

Gresa Expressió 2012:

Enterwine 93.

Gresa Expressió 2011:

Enterwine 93.

Gresa Expressió 2010:

Enterwine 94. Vinari d'Or (Best age-worthy wine) - Vinari Awards 2018.

Gresa Expressió 2009:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 93. Gilbert & Gaillard 2016: Gold Medal. Guia de Vins de Catalunya (Blind tasting) 2016: 9,35/10.

Gresa Expressió 2008:

Peñín 93, Parker 88.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Percentage of variety Garnacha 45%, Cariñena 30%, Syrah 25%.
Pairings Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Specialty plates, Steak Tartare, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
1 Review
Good value Empordà
I wholeheartedly recommend this wine. Southern Rhone style, quite deep and well balanced, with good freshess and no rough edges.
Review by (Posted on 21 September 2022)
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