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Les Crestes 2016

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Les Crestes 2016

Characteristics

  • Semi-aged. 8 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

ñ 91
Peñín Score 91
91
Enterwine Score 91
91
Media rating 91

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Details

This young Crianza red wine is made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Carignan and 10% Syrah.

This Spanish red wine Les Crestes from Priorat is made from grapes 20 to 100 years of age.

Produced by the Mas Doix winery, one of Priorat's most prestigious companies, the vineyards are planted in terraces and slopes composed of black slate.

As for the 2016 vintage, after a very hot summer the September rainfalls extended the harvest until mid October. Finally, the overall quality was excellent.

After a manual harvest, the grapes were selected twice and separately vinified according to each variety and each plot.

Alcoholic fermentation was carried out with periodic punch-downs. Then this red wine from Priorat was drawn-off and aged for 8 months in 2nd year French oak barrels.

Les Crestes 2016 was not filtered or clarified before its bottling.

Production under 50,000 bottles.

Drink until 2022. Decant 30 minutes before drinking.

 

 

Additional Information

Appearance

Les Crestes has an intense red cherry colour with a violet rim.

 

Nose

This red wine by Mas Doix puts the fruit on the forefront. And a nice fruit it is. Liquor-infused blackberries, cranberries, intense aromas of menthol and Mediterranean herbs, some liquorice and a remarkable mineral background.

 

Palate

This blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah from Priorat is taut, fresh, vivid. Meaty, savoury fruit, dim spicy nuances, deep balsamic and mineral notes, yummy tannins, still a bit young, and a long, zesty finish.

 

Our personal opinion

Fresher and livelier than ever, Les Crestes 2016 from Priorat expresses the region's gentlest side.

 

OTHER VINTAGES

Les Crestes 2015:

Peñín 91. Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Silver Medal (90/100).

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Semi-aged
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 8
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 91
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Garnacha 80%, Cariñena 10%, Syrah 10%.
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
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