Red Wine Secastilla 2018
Crianza red wine from Somontano. Varietal Grenache aged for 10 months in French oak barrels from Allier.
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Produced by bodega Secastilla, a brand of Viñas del Vero, Secastilla from Somontano departs from the traditional wine producing style of the region, based upon international grape varieties.
In contrast, this Spanish red wine comes solely from over 70-year-old Grenache vines grown in the Secastilla valley. Located at an altitude over 700 metres, the area has rocky soils and a Mediterranean climate with a strong Continental influence.
Picked by hand at dawn in the beginning of October, the grapes were destemmed and underwent a pre-fermentation maceration for 3 days. After that, the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature, and then it went through a spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Finally, Secastilla 2018 was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels from Allier. It was gently filtered before bottling.
This old-vines Grenache is a prime example of a fine red wine from Somontano.
Decant 40 to 60 minutes before drinking. Pair this Crianza red wine with roast dishes, casseroles and game recipes.
The red wine Secastilla is deep ruby with a violet rim.
This varietal Grenache is deep and complex. Aromas of raspberries and strawberries, with subtle hints of aromatic herbs, dry earth and flowers, with some smokey and spicy nuances.
Elegant, textured and definitely not over-the-top, this wine of the Secastilla winery, a branch of bodega Viñas del Vero, has exquisite red fruit, with a linear acidity and some ripe tannins. Long, spicy finish with some earthy remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Complex and approachable at the same time, Secastilla 2018 is simply delightful.
Enterwine 93. Parker 89+. Guía Peñín 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||10|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Stew, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|