Red Wine Perelada Finca La Garriga 2018
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A varietal red wine, Perelada Finca La Garriga is crafted from over 50-year-old Samsó (a.k.a Carignan) vines located in the northern Catalan region of L'Empordà.
Typically, wines made from young Carignan vines are not very exciting. However, as the vines grow older their capacity to convey a distinctive sense of place increases exponentially.
This varietal Spanish red wine from Castillo Perelada is sourced from vineyards with clay-limestone soils that have very low levels of organic matter and are covered with sand and gravel. Located near the French border, the vines are constantly swept by a harsh northern wind called Tramuntana.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were fermented, macerated for a long period of time and aged for 19 months in new fine-grain American oak barrels.
After that, Perelada Finca La Garriga 2018 from DO Empordà was aged for a further months in the bottle prior to its release.
Decant this Crianza red wine a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
The wine Perelada Finca La Garriga is deep ruby with a garnet rim.
This varietal Carignan shows real complexity. Exuberant notions of raisins, blackcurrants and cranberries, combined with aromas of Jamaica pepper, cocoa, fine wood, withered leaves and some deep, compelling mineral undertones.
This red wine from Castillo Perelada is fresh and meaty, with a smooth body and a substantial volume. Juicy notes of red fruit, cocoa, sweet spices, notes of toast and deep mineral remembrances. Crisp acidity and long finish with the slightly rugged, earthy note typical of the wines from Empordà.
|Our personal opinion||
Slowly reaching its peak, Perelada Finca La Garriga 2018 has some very good years ahead. Give it a try, because it truly deserves it.
Perelada Finca La Garriga 2017:
92 punts Enterwine. 91 punts Peñín.
Perelada Finca La Garriga 2016:
Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 91. Decanter WWA 2022 - Silver Medal.
Perelada Finca La Garriga 2015:
Enterwine 90. Peñín 91.
Perelada Finca La Garriga 2012:
Enterwine: 90. Peñín 91.
Perelada Finca La Garriga 2011:
Peñín 91. Gold Bacchus. Gold Medal-Sélections Mondiales de Vins (Canada) 2015. Guia de Vins de Catalunya-9,55/10 (Blind tasting).
Perelada Finca La Garriga 2010:
Proensa Guide 2014-91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||19|
|Pairings||Birds, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|