Red Wine Quest 2016
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The production of Quest was the result of a long search. Mr. Raül Bobet, one of Spain's most internationally acclaimed winemakers, had been looking for a place located between 850 and 1000 metres above sea level, where altitude could help prevent the effects of climate change.
Finally, he found it in Castell d'Encús, a former settlement of the Hospitaller monks - also known as the Knights of Malta - located in the southern slope of the Pre-Pyrenees, a region belonging to the Catalan DO of Costers del Segre. Amazingly, the place still has several open-air stone vats dating back from the 12th century and dug by the monks themselves.
Manually harvested in little boxes, the grapes of this red wine from Costers del Segre were fermented in the open-air stone vats, in the midst of a pristine, unspoiled natural environment. After that, Quest 2016 was aged for 17 months in French oak barrels. The wine was not filtered or stabilized before its bottling.
Decant this wine at least 30 minutes before drinking.
Production of 8,200 bottles.
The red wine Quest by Raül Bobet has a medium-high cherry coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Elegant, complex and unconventional, this Bordeaux blend from Costers del Segre conveys a sense of absolute precision and a feeling of pure nature. Aromas of blackberries and ripe plums, hints of red and blue flowers and some subdued spicy notes, particularly black pepper. The Cabernet shows in the typical green bell pepper aromas, underscored by an elegantly mineral layer.
This red wine by Castell d'Encús has volume, grip and a complexity that is just beginning to unfold. Fruit is amazingly pure, nuanced by remembrances of thyme and laurel, and some toasted and vegetal hints. Lively tannins, superb acidity and a very long, mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The red wine Quest 2016 takes winemaking to a superior stage. A first-class job by Raul Bobet.
Aged for 15 months. Enterwine 95. Parker 93/93+.
Enterwine 95. Parker 94.
Peñín 94. Parker 92.
|D.O.||Costers del Segre|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||17|
|Percentage of variety||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot.|
|Pairings||Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|