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Gresa Expressió 2010

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Gresa Expressió 2010

Characteristics

  • Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

94
Enterwine Score 94
94
Media rating 94

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Details

This exquisite Spanish red wine comes from L'Empordà, a windswept, northern Catalan region bordering France.

Produced by Vinyes d'OlivardotsGresa Expressió is made from 4 different varieties planted in different types of soils, a fact that brings a remarkable complexity to the wine.

Namely, the wine is a blend of 41% old-vines, low-yielding Carignan vineyards grown in slate soils, plus 38% Grenache, 15% Syrah & 6% Cabernet Sauvignon grown in sandy and granitic soils-known in Empordà as Gresa.

After a meticulous harvest, the grapes were selected twice and, once in the cellar, they were cold-soaked and fermented in stainless steel tanks and French oak vats.

Then Gresa Expressió 2010 was drawn-off and aged for 18 months in fine-grained French oak barrels with periodic stirrings.

This red wine from L'Empordà was not clarified or filtered before its bottling in May 2012. Finally, it was aged for a further 36 months in the cellar before its release.

Production of 10,600 bottles. Drink until 2023.

Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

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

 

Nose

This reserve red wine from L' Empordà unveils a complex array of aromatic nuances, beginning with balsam and ripe black fruit that slowly evolve into hints of red berries, some lactic touches and notes of spices, toast and Mediterranean garrigue. On the background, some mineral and earthy undertones. 

 

Palate

Palate-coating and bold, this red wine by Vinyes d'Olivardots is textured and remarkably complex. The notes of flowers, balsam and aromatic herbs nicely interact with remembrances of black fruit, liquorice, cocoa and spices. On the background, a pulsating, irresistible mineral beat enlivened by a crisp, sharp acidity and some round tannins. Long, uplifting finish with some bitter remembrances and notes of liquorice.

 

Our personal opinion

The impressive Gresa Expressió 2010 from L'Empordà shows again that the region is capable of producing great wines.

OTHER VINTAGES

Gresa Expressió 2009:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 93. Gilbert & Gaillard 2016: Gold Medal. Guia de Vins de Catalunya (Blind tasting) 2016: 9,35/10.

Gresa Expressió 2008:

Peñín 93, Parker 88.

Year 2010
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides No
Name of Award Vinari Awards 2018: Vinari d'Or (Gold Vinari) - Catalonia's Best Age-Worthy Red Wine.
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Cariñena 41%, Garnacha 38%, Syrah 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6%.
Pairings Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Specialty plates, Steak Tartare, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner
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