Red Wine Triga 2017

Reserva red wine from Alicante. Old-vines Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 20 months in French oak barrels.
Reserva. 20 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Alicante
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell,
Wineries: Bodegas Volver
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Made from over 85-year-old grapevines planted in five plots, Triga is an exceptional Spanish red wine produced by Bodegas Volver.

Four of those plots are planted with Monastrell vines, while the fifth is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon. Some of the vines, which are located at an average altitude of 750 metres above sea level, are ungrafted. As for the soils, they are filled with fossils and covered by a thick layer of limestone.

Produced by Rafael Cañizares & Jorge Ordóñez, with the aid of Aussie oenologist Chris Ringland, Triga 2017 was carefully harvested and meticulously crafted. Each plot was separately vinified. Malolactic fermentation took place in French oak barrels, where this wine from DO Alicante was also aged for 20 months.

Once the ageing process was completed, this red wine from Alicante was blended, resulting in a proportion of 85% Monastrell (aka Mourvèdre) and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

After bottling, and before hitting the market, this reserva red wine was aged for a further months in the cellar in order to fully round it.

Decant at least 1 hour before you drink it.

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The red wine Triga has a clean, bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.


The aromatic complexity of this blend of Monastrell and Cabernet Sauvignon, though it still needs some years to unfurl, is already astounding. Pristine fruit, red and black fruit in all their glory, along with some spicy touches some nuances of flowers and balsam. The background insinuates some notes of toast, tobacco and liquorice. There are also some hints of aromatic herbs and vegetables.


Elegant, intense and age-worthy, this red wine from Bodegas Volver has a bold entrance that fills the mouth with notes of jammy fruit, with delicate strokes of pepper and spices which evolve into hints of smoke, liquorice, cocoa, clove and balsam, all of which make for a quite impressive parade. Fabulous acidity, and long, fruity finish with a deep mineral remembrance.

Our personal opinion

A great Mediterranean red, Triga 2017 is as bold as it is deep. Needless to say, it definitely needs some time to settle down and fulfill its tremendous potential.


Triga 2016:

Enterwine 94.

Triga 2015:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Wine Spectator 90.

Triga 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Jeb Dunnuck 95. Wine Spectator 92.

Triga 2013:

Parker 91. Peñín 95. Enterwine 93.

Triga 2012:

Parker 93. The Wine Spectator Magazine 94. Peñín 93.

Triga 2011:

First vintage. Parker 94. Tanzer 92.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Alicante
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 20
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Percentage of variety Monastrell 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%.
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Red meat with gravy, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
Superb wine. Immensely powerful and deep. The real thing.
Review by (Posted on 2 April 2019)
Wow and Woooow!! Apparently massive, almost black-coloured and quite imposing. The nose is incredibly rich and the palate is... much elegant and nuanced than you would expect. Enormous structure, great precision, immense room for improvement. Exceptional!!
Review by (Posted on 25 October 2017)
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