Red Wine Summa Varietalis 2012
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A great proponent of international varieties, the marquis of Griñón, owner of the winery, made this Summa Varietalis from a blend composed mainly of Syrah, with tiny amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Unashamedly technical in his approach to winemaking, his winery uses state-of-the-art technology to monitor each and every parameter relating to the soil, the temperature and, particularly, the rain that the grapes receive.
Carefully handpicked, brought to the cellar in small boxes and meticulously destemmed, the grapes underwent a long fermentation-maceration process for almost 5 weeks. Then Summa Varietalis 2012 was put into new and nearly new French oak barrels from Allier, where the wine was aged for 12 months.
This red wine from Pago Dominio de Valdepusa was neither filtered nor clarified before its bottling. Decant 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine Summa Varietalis crafted by the marquis of Griñón has a medium-high cherry robe with garnet tinges.
We find aromas of red and black fruit -cassis, blueberries and blackberries- over a refreshing, herbal background. This red wine by the Marqués de Griñón winery shows hints of bay leaf, mineral remembrances and some spicy, slightly smokey touches that add complexity to the wine.
This red wine from Dominio de Valdepusa behaves gentlemanly on the palate. Complex and well-balanced, the wine displays flavours of fruit along with some fresh mineral notes. Everything is on the right place here. Good acidity and a medium-long finish. A wine with an earnest demeanor.
|Our personal opinion||
Great with meat dishes, Summa Varietalis 2012 is a good wine to drink with friends who like to talk... about wine.
Summa Varietalis 2010:
63% Syrah. Enterwine 93. Peñín 91.
Summa Varietalis 2008:
Peñín 91 and Parker 90.
|D.O.||Pago Dominio de Valdepusa|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Percentage of variety||Cabernet Sauvignon 45%, Syrah 42%, Petit Verdot 13%|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Steak Tartare, Stew, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|