Red Wine Olivardots Gresa Expressió 2015
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Produced by Vinyes d'Olivardots, Gresa 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.
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:
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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.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||15|
|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|