Red Wine Teixar 2016

Organic Crianza 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
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Peluda,
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€48.90
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The red wine Teixar is one of the very few varietal Hairy Grenache wines produced in Spain. Indigenous to Catalonia, this variety is a mutation of Grenache which grows a characteristic fuzz on the leaves.

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

Farmed following organic and biodynamic practices, the grapes were sourced from over 70-year-old vines grown in a single 3-hectare vineyard with rocky soils. 

First the grapes were meticulously harvested. Then the wine must was divided in 7 batches, each of which was fermented with indigenous yeasts.

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

Finally, Teixar 2016 from Vinyes Domènech was further aged for several months in the bottle prior to its commercial release.

Decant this organic red wine a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Teixar is medium purple with a pale violet rim.

Nose

This varietal Hairy Grenache is truly complex, even kaleidoscopic. Notes of toffe and Tahitian vanilla, with hints of lavender, rosemary, wet stones and underbrush. As the wine is exposed to air, aromas of damson and cranberries slowly gain prominence, combined with some toasted notes and a dash of blue flowers.

Palate

This wine from Vinyes Domènech carries flavours of cranberries and wild strawberries, remembrances of menthol, resin and pine needles, a resounding minerality and a dash of liquor-infused fruit. Texture is superb, with lively tannins and a crisp and acidity. Long finish, with some mineral and floral remembrances.

Our personal opinion

Rather unique, Teixar 2016 has something that very few wines possess: mistery.

OTHER VINTAGES

Teixar 2015:

Enterwine 95.

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 2016
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
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Other guides Best Red Wine - Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2022
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
Reviews
2 Reviews
compelling
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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 (Posted on 20 December 2018)
teixar
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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 (Posted on 6 November 2017)
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