The producer of some interesting white wines made from Godello in the region of Valdeorras, Joaquín Rebolledo also crafts an interesting Spanish red wine. Precisely this Joaquín Rebolledo Tinto Barrica.
The vines are planted in very steep slopes with soils composed of slate, sand and granite.
Carefully harvested and vinified, Joaquín Rebolledo Tinto Barrica 2016 was aged for 6 months in new French and American oak barrels.
After that, it was aged for a further 6 months in the bottle prior to its commercial release.
The red wine Joaquín Rebolledo Barrica has an intense, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
This Mencía from Valdeorras begins showing some elegant aromas of wild berries, along with fine wooden notes of menthol and licorice. The addition of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon has enriched the nose, with some toffee, cinnamon and pepper nuanced by some mineral undertones.
WIth a meaty body and a slightly unctuous texture, this red wine from Joaquín Rebolledo feels savoury and fresh. Creamy notes of balsam, toasted wood and spices, combined with fresh notes of red berries, orange rind and blackcurrants. Good acidity and long finish with some fruity and toasted remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
This Joaquín Rebolledo Tinto Barrica 2016 pairs wonderfully with hearty dishes.
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|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 and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Mencía, Tempranillo y Cabernet Sauvignon.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Bull meat, Cod, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Rice with meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
Rocks, earth, blood orange, raw meat. Uncommon and interesting!!