This single estate Spanish red wine is produced from grapes coming from Cal Miret, a plot within the DO Penedès located at 400-600 meters above sea level. The grapevines are planted in slopped hills with clayey soils that provide for excellent water retention.
Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts took place in stainless steel tanks with daily pump-overs. Then this red wine from Penedès completed malolactic fermentation and a subsequent 5-month ageing period in new and 2nd year fine grain French oak barrels.
Decant Hisenda Miret 2016 1 hour before drinking.
Belonging to the Microcuvées series, this Grenache from Penedès will improve for 3 to 5 years in the bottle.
The red wine Hisenda Miret has a bright, clean, crimson red colour with violet edges
Pleasant, authentic, exhilarating aromas of Mediterranean forest, red strawberries and raspberries, alongisde hints of blueberry jam, lilacs, and some earthy remembrances combined with notes of aromatic herbs. This Grenache from Penedès is wonderfully alive.
Showing a delicacy and a smoothness characteristic of the variety, this red wine by Parés Baltà passes through the palate leaving an exhilarating sensation. Acidity is excellent, and tannins are mild and round. The winemaking process has not been in the least intrusive, so the fruit and the terroir speak in a clear, distinctive voice. Long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A remarkably pure and little-known organic Grenache from the very heart of Penedès, Hisenda Miret 2016 is a treat. Very limited production.
Hisenda Miret 2015:
Hisenda Miret 2013:
7 months in oak. Enterwine 91. Gold Medal-Grenaches du Monde 2016. Bronze Medal-Millésime Bio 2016.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour 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 from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||5|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Cured duck breast, Grilled vegitables, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Stews|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
The light-touch approach is what I like more about this wine. Oak passes unnoticed, letting the fruit do its thing. Gentle and classy.
This is all strawberries, raspberries and Mediterranean herbs. Succulent and alive!!