Red Wine Perelada 5 Finques Reserva 2018
Red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Samsó (Carignan), Tempranillo and Grenache aged for 18 months in oak barrels and for a further months in the bottle.
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This is the new vintage of Perelada 5 Finques Reserva, formerly known as Perelada 5 Finques.
The 6 grape varieties come from 5 plots - hence the name 5 Finques - composed of different kinds of soils. This fact, together with the Mediterranean influence and the cooling efect of the Tramuntana (a harsh northern wind) give the wine an interesting complexity.
The grapes were separately harvested and vinified. Then Perelada 5 Finques Reserva 2018 was aged for 18 months in fine-grain American and French oak barrels.
After that, this Reserva red wine from L'Empordà was aged for a further months in the bottle.
Aerate 30 minutes before drinking. Pair with hearty dishes.
The red wine Perelada 5 Finques Reserva is deep ruby with a violet rim.
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Merlot and Samsó certainly benefits from its rich composition. Complex aromas of juicy black and red fruit, combined with dash of exotic spices, some earthy nuances and aromas of menthol and Mediterranean underbrush. We also perceive some mineral remembrances over a deep, smokey and toasted core.
Mouth-filling and savoury, this red wine from Castillo Perelada has a solid structure and a steely acidity. Flavours of dark fruit, dry earth and Mediterranean herbs. Intense mineral notes, crunchy tannins and long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
If you ever have the chance to visit L'Empordà, in northern Catalonia, we suggest drinking Perelada 5 Finques Reserva 2018 with "Mar i muntanya" recipes (the local version of Surf and turf - and a particularly delicious one at that.)
Pereladoa 5 Finques Reserva 2017:
Enterwine 90. Peñín 90.
Perelada 5 Finques Reserva 2016:
6 varieties. Enterwine 90.
Perelada 5 Finques Reserva 2015:
7 varieties. Enterwine 90.
Perelada 5 Finques Reserva 2014:
6 varieties. Enterwine 90. Peñín 90.
Perelada 5 Fincas Reserva 2013:
Perelada 5 Fincas Reserva 2012:
22 months in French and American oak barrels.
Perelada 5 Fincas Reserva 2011:
Peñín 90. Gold Medal-Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2015.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Percentage of variety||Merlot 40%, Garmacja 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%, Syrah 15%, Tempranillo 5%, Cabernet Franc 5%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Steak Tartare, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegitables sauces, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|