Red Wine Perelada Finca Espolla 2018

Crianza red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Monastrell & Syrah aged for 24 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 24 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Monastrell, Syrah,
91 91

Availability: In stock

€15.25
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Made by Castillo de Perelada, Perelada Finca Espolla showcases the distinctive character of Empordà, a region whose wines combine drama and elegance.

Made from a blend of Syrah and Monastrell (a.k.a Mourvèdre),this Spanish red wine is sorted from young, about 20-year-old vines planted in slate soils and located on the spurs of the Pyrénées, in a charming area called Les Alberes.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were first selected and macerated. Then this red wine from L'Empordà was fermented in stainless steel tanks.

After that, Perelada Finca Espolla 2018 was aged for 24 months in new French oak barrels. Prior to its commercial release, it was aged for a further months in its elegant Bordeaux bottle.

Decant this Crianza red wine a minimum of 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Perelada Finca Espolla is deep ruby with a violet rim.

Nose

Deep mineral undertones that convey a distinctive sense of place, slowly evolving into aromas of ripe black fruit, bitter chocolate and violets, the primary varietal notes of Monastrell and Syrah. Dim remembrances of dry earth, Eastern spices and balsam in the background.

Palate Full-bodied and brooding, this single parcel red wine of Castillo de Perelada is also detailed and very fresh. 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

Similar in style to some bold wines from south Australia, the terroir imprint is nevertheless more intense in this Perelada Finca Espolla 2018

OTHER VINTAGES

Perelada Finca Espolla 2017:

Enterwine 91.

Perelada Finca Espolla 2016:

Aged for 18 months. Enterwine 93. Guía Peñin 93.

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 2018
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 24
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
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
Reviews
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Intoxicatingly good
Value
Intoxicatingly good. The most flavourful fruit combined with the driest earth.
Review by (Posted on 19 January 2018)
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