This Spanish red wine is the top product of the Máximo Abete winery.
It is a single varietal Grenache coming from three little plots located on a hilly area and planted with vineyards over 75 years of age.
Selected twice, first on site and then in the cellar, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks.
After that, Guerinda La Abejera 2014 was aged for 14 months in 300-litre French oak barrels.
Finally, it was clarified with egg whites and aged for a further months in the bottle before its release.
Drink this wine from Navarre until 2022.
Decant 30 minutes before drinking.
Intense violet colour with a garnet rim.
Deep, delicious aromas of red fruit and violets, some nuances of vanilla, cocoa and toast, and some profound mineral and earthy undertones.
Good balance between fruit and oak, which also shows potential for improvement. Well-defined, smooth and fresh, with an excellent acidity and some mild tannins. Some mineral notions underscore a layer of pure fresh fruit, accompanied by aromas of flowers, spices and balsam. Long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Intense and elegant, this Guerinda La Abejera 2014 of the Máximo Abete winery pairs wonderfully with game dishes and roasted meat.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|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||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Bull meat, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Stews, Stuffed Chicken, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
I'd tried the entry-level wines of the winery, so I thought I'd give the top wine a go. This is an excellent Garnacha, different from Priorat's or Madrid's. Elegant, very precise, fresh and enjoyable.