Red Wine Racorell 2018

Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of Red Grenache, Grey Grenache and Hairy Grenache fermented in concrete diposits and aged for 12 months in wooden vats.

Crianza. 12 Months in barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Alfredo Arribas
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Availability: In stock

€19.30
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The red wine Racorell is produced by Mas de l’A, the new project of well-known Catalan winemaker and architect Alfredo Arribas.

This blended Spanish red wine is a most interesting combination of three species of Grenache: Red, Grey and Hairy. A field blend, the vines are planted in red clay and slate soils at 500 metres above sea level, in DOQ Priorat.

Hand-picked at their optimal ripening moment, the grapes were half destemmed and then macerated and fermented in concrete diposits with indigenous yeasts. After that, Racorell 2018 was aged in big wooden vats for 12 months. It was bottled unfiltered.

Decant this Priorat red wine some time before drinking.

Pair this Crianza red wine with roast recipes and cold meats.

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Appearance

The red wine Racorell is deep ruby with a violet rim.  

Nose

This blend of Red Grenache, Grey Grenache and Hairy Grenache is as suggestive as one might expect given its unique composition. Complex and somewhat elusive, with subtle notes of balsam, Mediterranean garrigue and flowers, a note of red berries and subtle hints of exotic spices.

Palate

This wine from Mas de l'A of Alfredo Arribas shows an unmistakable Priorat character, but not as monolithic as many wines from that region. Fresh and ever-evolving, with a steely acidity and a solid, but not super tight structure. Charateristic and appealing, with exquisite red berries, a sweet note in the mid palate and a gently mineral aftertaste.

Our personal opinion

A very original Grenache field blend, Racorell 2018 shows that a different kind of Priorat is possible.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 10 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta, Garnacha Peluda y Garnacha Gris.
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Hamburgers , Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Roasted chicken, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, semi-curred cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
Reviews
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Delightful
Value
Subtle, nuanced Priorat. Appealing.
Review by (Posted on 11 April 2022)
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