Teixar 2015

Organic red wine from Montsant. Old-vines Hairy Grenache aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Mono-variety: Grenache Peluda
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The remarkable red wine Teixar is made solely from Hairy Grenache, a mutation of the Grenache variety indigenous to Catalonia.

Since 2012, this Spanish red wine from Montsant bears the seal "Vi de Finca Qualificada" (meaning "Certified Estate Wine"), Catalonia's highest quality distinction.

A single estate wine, it is made from over 70-year-old vines planted in a 3-hectare plot farmed following organic and biodynamic practices.

First the grapes were meticulously harvested. Then the wine must was divided in 7 parts, fermented using indigenous yeasts, and separately vinified.

After that, this red wine from Montsant was blended and aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

Finally, Teixar 2015 was further aged for several months in the bottle prior to its commercial release.

Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The Spanish red wine Teixar has a clean, attractive, medium ruby-coloured robe with a pale violet rim.

Nose

This varietal Hairy Grenache from Vinyes Domènech is truly complex, even kaleidoscopic. First sensations evoke notes of toffe and Tahitian vanilla, after which we perceive notes of lavender, rosemary, wet stones and underbush. As this Vi de Finca Qualificada opens, aromas of damson and cranberries slowly gain prominence, combined with some toasted notes and a dash of blue flowers.

Palate

Nerve, elegance and smoothness. This wine from Vinyes Domènech suggests some delicious notes of cranberries and wild strawberries, enticing hints of menthol, resin and pine needles, a resounding minerality and a dash of liquor-infused fruit. Texture is superb, tannins are lively and acidity is very precise. This varietal Garnatxa Peluda has very long finish, with some mineral remembrances and a deep sense of terroir.

Our personal opinion

An age-worthy organic red wine whose best years are yet to come, Teixar 2015 has something that very few wines possess: mistery.

OTHER VINTAGES

Teixar 2014:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 94.

Teixar 2013:

Enterwine 94.

Teixar 2012

Peñín 93.  Guía de Vins de Catalunya 9,73/10 (blind tasting).

Teixar 2011:

Peñín 94. Parker 91. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 9,5/10 (blind tasting).

Teixar 2010:

Best Red Wine in Catalonia-Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting).

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? Yes
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Mono-Varietal Grenache Peluda
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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Rather intriguing and evasive. There's fruit... but all of a sudden there isn't. You smell flowers... now you don't... Fascinating wine. Review by Twilight dancer (Posted on 20/12/2018)
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What smoothness!! What texture!! A sort of twilight Grenache. Understated, silky-textured, extremely subtle and ever-evolving. Nice remembrances of menthol, garrigue, black fruit, with a nice tip of vanilla and a delicately sweet note. Review by Charles the Edwardian (Posted on 06/11/2017)
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