Red Wine Olivardots Gresa Expressió 2017

Organic and vegan red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 14 months in oak barrels and 5 years minimum in the bottle.
Reserva. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Vinyes d'Olivardots, the wine Gresa Expressió is made from 4 varieties planted in different types of soils in DO Empordà, a fact that results in a noteworthy complexity.

The main component is Carignan (46%), coming from old, low-yielding vines grown in slate soils, plus a 32% Grenache, a 15% Syrah and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced  from vineyards with sandy and granitic soils, known as gresa in Empordà. All of them are certified organic.

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 14 months in fine-grained French oak barrels with periodic stirrings.

This red wine from L'Empordà was not clarified or filtered before being bottled on June 14th, 2019.

An amazing feature of the wine Gresa Expressió 2017 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 8,230 bottles produced.

Decant this vegan and organic red wine 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, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon 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, the wine Gresa Expressió 2017 from L'Empordà shows again that the region can produce great wines.


Gresa Expressió 2016:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 92.

Gresa Expressió 2015:

Enterwine 93.

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 2017
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Organic Yes
Vegan Yes
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Percentage of variety Cariñena, Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon.
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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