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L'Avi Arrufí 2013

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€18.10

L'Avi Arrufí 2013

Characteristics

  • Age-Worthy Wine. 16 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

P 90
Parker Score 90
ñ 92
Peñín Score 92
92
Enterwine Score 92
91
Media rating 91

Availability: In stock

€18.10
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Details

A singular, age-worthy Spanish red wine from Terra Alta, L'Avi Arrufí is produced by Celler Piñol as a tribute to the founder 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 grapevines 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 red wine from Terra Alta completed a traditional vinification process and was aged for a period of 16 months in new French and American oak barrels.

Before its commercial release, it was aged for a minimum of 2 years in the bottle.

Decant L'Avi Arrufí 2013 no less than 1 hour before drinking.

Drink now through 2029.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine L'Avi Arrufí has a very bright, intense, medium-high red-coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

Bold, deep and really complex, this red wine by Celler Piñol embodies the best side of the Mediterranean exuberance. Intense notes of ripe red fruit, wild berries, toast, cocoa, leather, pepper grains, and some flowery nuances and mineral undertones.

Palate

Powerful and characteristic, the wine has a velvety body and a refreshing, well-balanced acidity. While displaying an almost aristocratic elegance, L'Avi Arrufí also conveys a real sense of terroir, with mild, creamy tannins and a long, harmonious finish with notes of fruit and some mineral and toasted echoes.

Our personal opinion

Elegant and rewarding, L'Avi Arrufí 2013 will spectacularly develop in the bottle over the next years.

OTHER VINTAGES

L'Avi Arrufí 2010:

Aged for 18 months in oak. Enterwine 92. Parker 90. Peñín 92.

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.

Year 2013
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
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 Age-Worthy Wine
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker Score 90
Peñin Score 92
Our Score 92
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal 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
  1. Surprising review by Maimonides on 3/26/2019
    Value

    The winery obviously keeps a very low profile, as virtually no one knows it outside of Spain. I discovered the wine on a trip to Catalonia, and was pleasantly impressed by it.

  2. arrufi review by Charlie Murphy on 1/4/2019
    Value

    Lots of class here. Understated and smooth.

  3. Arrufí review by Carlitos on 11/15/2017
    Value

    Classy and classic, well-rounded and full-bodied. Very reasonably priced, as it delivers lots of drinking pleasure.

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