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Finca Olivardots 2016

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€11.60

Finca Olivardots 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 10 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14

Score

91
Enterwine Score 91
91
Media rating 91

Availability: In stock

€11.60
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Details

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.

 

Additional Information

Appearance

The Spanish red wine Finca Olivardots has a very bright, clean cherry colour with a crimson rim and some violet tinges.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Finca Olivardots 2015:

Enterwine 92.

Finca Olivardots 2013:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.

Finca Olivardots 2012:

Peñín 90. 9,23/10 - Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting).

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal 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
  1. olivardots review by Guilty CEO on 4/23/2019
    Value

    A killer value from a not-so-well-known winery, at least outside of Catalonia, where I live. Solid item.

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