Red Wine Teixar 2017
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The red wine Teixar from Celler Vinyes Domènech is one of the scarce 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 2017 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.
The red wine Teixar is deep purple with a pale violet rim.
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.
This wine from Vinyes Domènech carries flavours of cranberries and wild strawberries, with remembrances of menthol, flowers and pine needles. Texture is superb, with lively tannins and a crisp and acidity. Long finish, with some mineral and scrubland remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Rather unique, Teixar 2017 has something that very few wines possess: mistery.
Enterwine 95. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2022 - Best Red Wine.
Enterwine 95. Peñín 94.
Peñín 93. Guía de Vins de Catalunya 9,73/10 (blind tasting).
Peñín 94. Parker 91. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 9,5/10 (blind tasting).
Best Red Wine in Catalonia-Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting).
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|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|