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Red Wine Venus La Universal 2018

Organic red wine from Montsant. Blend of old-vines Grenache and Carignan aged for 18 months in French oak vats and barrels.
Crianza. 18 Months in barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Montsant
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red,
Wineries: Venus La Universal
P 95 94 95

Availability: In stock

€34.50
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In the words of their creators, Sara Pérez and René Barbier, co-owners of the Venus La Universal winery, the red wine Venus La Universal is, among other things, an ode to femininity.

Moreover, it is also an uncompromisingly terroir-oriented Spanish red wine. An exquisite creation that aims to express the most gentle, delicate side of its land of origin, the DO Montsant.

Crafted from a quintessentially Mediterranean blend of old-vines Carignan and Grenache, the grapes come from 4 plots grown following the principles of organic farming.

Harvest was extremely meticulous, as each variety was collected at a different time depending on its ripening state. After a cold-soaking process, and being only partially destemmed, all of the grapes were fermented with indigenous yeasts in wooden vats and 500-litre oak barrels. Sporadic punch-downs were performed in order to foster the contact of this Crianza red wine with the grape skins.

Finally, Venus La Universal 2018 was aged for 6 months in 4,500-litre oak vats and for 12 months in 2,500-litre oak vats before its bottling.

We strongly suggest that you decant this red wine from Montsant a minimum of 1 hour before you drink it.

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Appearance

The red wine Venus La Universal orange label is deep ruby with a violet rim.

Nose

Tremendously expressive, this blend of Carignan and Grenache displays a rich panoply of fruit: raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, plums, redcurrants and cassis, intertwined with hints of liquor-infused fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. There is also a fresh mineral background, over which we perceive aromas of freshly ground coffee, liquorice, Mediterranean undergrowth and aromatic herbs. Wow!

Palate

Misterious and intriguing, this wine from Venus La Universal is a "nocturnal" wine, so to speak. Yummy, fresh and fruity, displaying an almost perfect balance between acidity, tannins and alcohol. Pure notes of red fruit, evocative hints of balsam and liquorice, a mineral backbone and a touch of bitter chocolate. Long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

Sophisticated and totally indigenous, Venus La Universal 2018 is one of the best wines produced in Montsant. Moreover, the wine also has a remarkable ageing potential, as some of its previous vintages have convincingly proven.

OTHER VINTAGES

Venus La Universal 2017:

Enterwine 94. Parker 94.

Venus La Universal 2016:

Enterwine 94. Parker 94.

Venus La Universal 2015:

Enterwine 94.

Venus La Universal 2014:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Peñín 93.

Venus La Universal 2013:

Enterwine 94. Parker 94.

Venus La Universal 2012:

Parker 93. Enterwine 94.

Venus La Universal 2010:

Parker 94 and Peñín 94.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker's Score 95
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 95
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 60%, Cariñena 40%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Cold meats, Duck, Game animals, Grilled white meats, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Steak Tartare, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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2 Reviews
Venus was her name
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This is one of the absolute top Montsant wines, maybe one of the top wines from Catalonia. It has everything. Elegance, terroir, fruit and ageworthiness.
Review by (Posted on 9 September 2017)
Sense títol
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is an impressive and complex wine.
Review by (Posted on 25 May 2016)
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