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La Florens 2017

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€20.90

La Florens 2017

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 14 Months in barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

94
Enterwine Score 94
94
Media rating 94

Availability: In stock

€20.90
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Details

This is the new vintage of La Florens, a confidential wine from Josep Grau Viticultor which enjoys a considerable reputation among those in the know.

A single varietal Grenache, this Spanish red wine from the DO Montsant is made from vines over 100 years of age.

The plants grow in clay-limestone soils, and are farmed following the guidelines of organic agriculture.

After a meticulous harvest, this Grenache from Montsant was fermented using only indigenous yeasts.

Interestingly, both the vinification and the ageing process -which lasted 14 months- took place in 2000-litre Stockinger wooden vats from Austria. That was done to preserve the exceptional quality of the fruit, and to enhance the expression of the soil by reducing the wood footprint.

Decant La Florens 2017 1 hour before drinking.

Production around 5,000 bottles.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine La Florens has an intense cherry colour with some violet glints.

Nose

This enticing old-vines Grenache exhibits some remarkably pure aromas of black fruit, deep forest, Amarena cherries, aromatic herbs, balsam and flowers over a mineral background. This red wine from Montsant is definitely terroir-oriented.

Palate

Freshness, tension and acidity are the key words here. This red wine by Josep Grau Viticultor is refined and enticing, with pristine notes of wild berries, intense mineral undertones, remembrances of blue flowers and lavender and some balsamic notions. La Florens has a rock-solid structure with lively tannins and a long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

Smooth, dreamy, suggestive, La Florens 2017 goes far beyond the cliché of what a Mediterranean wine is supposed to be.

OTHER VINTAGES

La Florens 2016:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 91.

La Florens 2015:

Enterwine 95.

La Florens 2014:

Peñín 92. Aged for 13 months.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Montsant
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
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 Crianza
Type of ageing Months in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 94
Media rating 94
Other guides James Suckling 91.
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Duck, Grilled red meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. super grenach review by Stu Carrington on 1/26/2018
    Value

    Right now, I consider this wine to be on a par with some first-class Grenaches from Chateneuf du Pape. If Florens ages well, it will become a truly great wine.

  2. 5 * review by Winston Smith on 10/30/2017
    Value

    As an old fan of Montsant reds, I think this is maybe the BEST wine to come out of the region since Espectacle. Mr. Josep Grau has something very nice here, and if he continues to refine his winemaking approach the result will be a killer wine.

  3. Sense títol review by Oliver Ramirez on 3/3/2016
    Value

    Simply fantastic! Elegant and complex wine...

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