L'Avi Arrufí 2010 is a singular, age-worthy red wine from Terra Alta with which Celler Piñol pays tribute to the grandfather of this family winery.
This red wine is made from a blend of 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache and 10% Syrah coming from 25 to 50 year old vines located at an altitude of 450 metres above sea level and planted in clay-limestone soils with very low levels of organic matter.
Each variety was harvested at its optimal ripening state and meticulously selected.
After that, this wine from Terra Alta underwent a traditional vinification process and was aged for a period of 18 months in new French and American oak barrels.
Decant L'Avi Arrufí 1 hour before drinking.
Drink now to 2024.
Very bright, intense, medium-high red-coloured robe with a violet rim.
Intense notes of ripe red fruit, wild berries, toast, cocoa and some flowery nuances and mineral undertones.
Powerful and characteristic, the wine has a velvety body and a refreshing, well-balanced acidity. Quite complex, with a sense of terroir, mild, creamy tannins and a long, harmonious finish with notes of fruit and some mineral echoes.
|Our personal opinion||
L'Avi Arrufí 2010 is elegant and rewarding. Though now it is drinking beautifully, properly stored it will improve in the bottle for some years.
L'Avi Arrufí 2009:
Aged for 16 months.
Peñín 92. 9,33/10-Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting).
L'Avi Arrufí 2008:
Parker 92. Peñín 91.
|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|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Cariñena 60%, Garnacha Tinta 30%, Syrah 10%.|
|Pairings||Alone, Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Duck, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Stews, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you can, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner|
Lots of class here. Understated and smooth.
Classy and classic, well-rounded and full-bodied. Very reasonably priced, as it delivers lots of drinking pleasure.