Red Wine Pas Curtei 2017

Organic red wine from Penedès. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.
Barrel. 15 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Merlot,
Wineries: Alemany i Corrió
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

The excellent Pas Curtei is a confidential Spanish red wine crafted with exquisite care by Irene Alemany and Laurent Corrió, a Catalan woman and a Breton that after travelling the world decided to settle in Penedès to produce terroir-oriented wines.

Produced by the Alemany i Corrió winery, this red wine from Penedès is made from a blend of Merlot (60%) coming from young vines, Cabernet Sauvignon coming from 30-year-old vines, and a touch of very old-vines Carignan. All of the vines are farmed following organic and biodynamic procedures.

Manually harvested and meticulously selected, the grapes were cold-soaked, destemmed, macerated for a very short time and then fermented uncrushed in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Then this Crianza red wine was transferred into Burgundy oak barrels, 20% new, and 80% 3 years of age, where it completed malolactic fermentation was aged for 15 months.

Gently filtered prior to its bottling, but not clarified or stabilized, we recommend that you decant Pas Curtei 2017 1 hour before drinking, as the wine opens quite tight.

This wine, incidentally, will age magnificently.

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The wine Pas Curtei has a bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim. This is an organic red wine with an imposing appearance.


Remarkably complex on the nose. The Merlot brings aromas of of ripe plums, blackberries, and some dim spicy notes. The Cabernet Sauvignon provides the note of green bell pepper and some herbal remembrances, and the Carignan adds a tip of chinese ink. There are also some clean notes of leather, a toasted and balsamic layer, and a citrusy remembrance over a mineral background.


Bold and fresh, with a well-structured, almost athletic body. This wine from Alemany i Corrió has plenty of ripe black fruit, with underbrush, spices and some bitter touches. Ripe, silky tannins, first-class acidity, and long, slightly bitter finish with some smoky remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Robust, complex and deep, Pas Curtei 2017 is a different kind of wine that needs time to be appreciated. An absurdly good value.


Pas Curtei 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Pas Curtei 2015:

Enterwine 91. Parker 92.

Pas Curtei 2014:

Enterwine 90. Peñín 90. Parker 92.

Pas Curtei 2013:

Enterwine 91.

Pas Curtei 2011:

Had a slightly different blend 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Carignan. Parker 90 and Peñín 90.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Merlot: 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 20%, Cariñena: 20%.
Pairings Bull meat, Cold meats, Duck, Grilled white meats, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted white meats, Specialty plates, Stew, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
2 Reviews
Unbeknownst to me till recently, this is a truly sensational wine at a laughable price. Bring it to any meeting and it will steal the show.
Review by (Posted on 21 August 2018)
WoooWW!! A mixture of Bordeaux and the Mediterranean that REALLY works. It is deep, balsamic, concentrated and super fresh.
Review by (Posted on 29 January 2018)
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