Red Wine Tocat de L'Ala 2018
Red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah aged for 4 months in French oak barrels.
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This interesting Spanish red wine is the result of the partnership between the Montsant-based Coca i Fitó winery and Celler Roig Parals, based in L'Empordà.
It is made basically from Grenache and Carignan vines, planted in different sites. Farmed following sustainable practices, the Grenache vines are 30 to 80 years of age, while the Carignan vines are up to 100 years old.
The composition of Tocat de l'Ala is complemented by a small percentage of Syrah, sourced from young vineyards.
Traditionally vinified, this red wine from L'Empordà was briefly aged in French oak barrels for a brief period of 4 months.
All in all, Tocat de l'Ala 2018 succeeds in showing the lighter, more cheerful side of the old wine region of Empordà - the homeland, incidentally, of the great Salvador Dalí.
The red wine Tocat de l'Ala is bright cherry with a garnet rim.
Notes of spices, red berries, plums, blackberries, and Mediterranean herbs, which clearly point to a blend of Grenache and Carignan, with a touch of vanilla, toast and dry thyme. On the background, there are some aromas of black olives and chocolate, typical of Syrah.
The blend shows a great balance. Cocoa, liquorice, clove, wild berries, and some deep mineral undertones. This red wine from Coca i Fitó and Roig Parals has some ripe tannins, a good acidity and fresh, delicately spicy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The juicy and drinker-friendly Tocat de l'Ala 2018 is one of the best values produced in L'Empordà.
Tocat de l'Ala 2017:
Tocat de l'Ala 2016:
Tocat de l'Ala 2015:
Grenache & Carignan. Enterwine 90.
Tocat de l'Ala 2014:
Blend with Syrah. Peñín 90.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||4|
|Other guides||Silver Medal Decanter WWA 2021|
|Percentage of variety||Cariñena 55%, Garnacha 35%, Syrah 10%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Eggs, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled white meats, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, semi-curred cheese, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|