Increasingly used by winemakers, Morenillo is a grape that produces remarkably fresh, delicate wines.That's always a treasurable quality, but even more so in Terra Alta, where summers are agonizingly hot.
Harvested by hand, the grapes of this Spanish red wine were separately vinified in stainless steel tanks.
Destemmed and gently crushed, after the completion of alcoholic fermentation Lafou El Sender 2016 was aged for 6 months in 80% French and 20% Central European oak barrels 1 to 4 years of age.
Drink this red wine from Terra Alta produced by the LaFou winery from now until 2022.
The wine Lafou El Sender has a clean, bright, dark cherry colour with a reddish rim.
Unconventionally elegant, El Sender by Lafou Celler shows fresh and delicate nuances of red and black fruit, alongside notes of balsam, menthol, dried flowers and lavender. Quite original.
Savoury and fresh, with focus and tension. This red wine by Celler Lafou has an excellent balance, with a very good acidity and some gentle tannins. Besides the red fruit, there are suggestions of flowers, pomegranate and cocoa. Long, fruity finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Very well crafted, with a judiciously restrained use of wood, the little-known Lafou El Sender 2016 has a distinctive character and great drinkability.
Lafou El Sender 2015:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 90.
Lafou El Sender 2014:
Peñín 90. Enterwine 91.
Lafou El Sender 2013:
Peñín 92. Decanter 91.
Lafou El Sender 2012:
Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge 2014.
|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 Central European oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||Gilbert & Gaillard 2018: Medalla de oro.|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 60%, Syrah 30%, Morenillo 10%.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Goat cheese, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
Buy this vintage after vintage. Gobsmackingly good!!
Incredible wine for the price. Full-bodied but also very fresh -is it the Morenillo? Very good with meat.