Red Wine Perelada Finca Espolla 2016

Crianza red wine from L'Empordà made from Monastrell & Syrah aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Monastrell, Syrah,
ñ 93 93 93

Availability: In stock

€13.90
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This bold Spanish red wine is produced by Castillo Perelada.

Made from an exuberant blend of Syrah and Monastrell (a.k.a Mourvèdre), the grapes of Perelada Finca Espolla come from young, about 15 year old vines planted in slate soils and located on the spurs of the Pyrénées - in a charming place called Les Alberes.

Harvested by hand, this red wine from L'Empordà was fermented and macerated in tanks.

After that, it was aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels. Finally, this Crianza red wine from L'Empordà was aged for a further months in its elegant Bordeaux bottle prior to its commercial release.

Decant Perelada Finca Espolla 2016 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Perelada Finca Espolla has a clean, bright, high ruby-coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

Luxurious and expressive, Finca Espolla by Perelada shows some wonderfully deep mineral undertones that convey a remarkable sense of terroir, slowly evolving into aromas of pure ripe black fruit, bitter chocolate and violets, the primary varietal notes of Monastrell and Syrah, alongside some remembrances of dry earth, citrus, Eastern spices and balsam.

Palate

Powerful and full-bodied, that's for sure, this estate red wine by Castillo Perelada also shows plenty of finesse and nuance. Again, impressive mineral notes, remembrances of balsam and menthol, suggestions of flowers and earth and, on the background, a layer of black fruit. Lively, crisp acidity and very long, mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

Somehow reminiscent of some great Australian wines, the soil imprint is nevertheless much more intense in this Perelada Finca Espolla 2016

OTHER VINTAGES

Perelada Finca Espolla 2014:

Aged for 15 months. Enterwine 93.

Perelada Finca Espolla 2013:

Enterwine 93.

Perelada Finca Espolla 2012:

Enterwine 92.

Perelada Finca Espolla 2011:

Peñín 91.

Perelada Finca Espolla 2010:

Parker 94.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Name of Award Bacchus Awards 2020: Gold Bacchus.
Percentage of variety Syrah 65%, Monastrell 35%
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Duck, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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Intoxicatingly good
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Intoxicatingly good. The most flavourful fruit combined with the driest earth.
Review by (Posted on 19 January 2018)
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