Produced in the Catalan region of L'Empordà, in an area mercilessly battered by a northern wind called Tramuntana, Finca Olivardots is crafted from a blend of two indigenous varieties and two international ones.
The main component of this plurivarietal Spanish red wine wine is Syrah, complemented with Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and a touch of old-vines Carignan. All of the varieties are planted in soils composed of granite and pebble stones.
Harvested in little boxes, the grapes of this red wine from L'Empordà crafted by Vinyes d'Olivardots were cold-soaked and separately vinified in stainless steel tanks.
Then they were gently pressed, after which the wine Finca Olivardots 2016 was aged for a period of 10 months in 2nd and 3rd year French oak barrels.
Also known as Finca Olivardots Vermell, this wine has a production around 10,000 bottles.
The Spanish red wine Finca Olivardots has a very bright, clean cherry colour with a crimson rim and some violet tinges.
Fresh and expressive, bearing the mark of the Empordà terroir. This red wine from Vinyes d'Olivardots reminds us of ripe berries nuanced by some lactic touches, alongside a touch of spices, a smokey hint and notions of liquorice and cocoa.
Well-balanced and savoury, this Crianza red wine has a refreshing acidity with some ripe, sweet tannins. Fruit-driven, very pleasant and drinkable, with savoury notes of toast and smoke. Long finish with a remembrance of cherries, liquorice and dry earth.
|Our personal opinion||
Honest and affordable, the versatile Finca Olivardots 2016 is an inviting wine which pairs well with many kinds of food.
Finca Olivardots 2015:
Finca Olivardots 2013:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.
Finca Olivardots 2012:
Peñín 90. 9,23/10 - Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting).
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||10|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Syrah 70%, Garnacha 10%, Cariñena 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%.|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Cold meats, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Pica Pica, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Steak Tartare, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
A killer value from a not-so-well-known winery, at least outside of Catalonia, where I live. Solid item.