Meticulously harvested, the grapes coming from the old vines were vinified in stainless steel tanks.
Then this Spanish red wine from the DO Montsant underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.
After that, this wine from Celler Masroig was aged for 17 months in those same barrels. Finally, Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2016 was aged for a further 24 months in the cellar before its release.
Decant this red wine from Montsant at least 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Les Sorts Vinyes Velles has an intense, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.
This profound red wine from Montsant suggests aromas of black fruit, with nuances of toast, Mediterranean garrigue, spices and cocoa. In the background, this blend of Carignan and Grenache insinuates a note of wild berries and balsam over a thriving, ever-pulsating mineral beat.
Gentler than one might imagine, with a distinctive freshness and a crisp, uplifting acidity, this red wine from Celler Masroig combines elegance and local character in a truly successful way. Intimations of red and black fruit, nuanced by suggestions of bitter chocolate, resin, aromatic herbs, dry earth and some mineral remembrances. Crunchy tannins and long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An amazing value, Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2016 will pair extremely well with meats such as grilled lamb chops and a roast suckling pig.
Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2015:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.
Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2014:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 92. Gold Medal - Concours Mondial Bruxelles 2018. Silver Medal - Decanter WWA 2018.
Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2013:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 93. Silver Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017 & Gilbert & Gaillard. Official Wine DO Montsant. 9,54/10 - Guia de Vins de Catalunya (Blind tasting).
Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2012:
Gold Medal (90+)-Gilbert & Gaillard 2016. Silver Medal-Decanter World Wine Awards 2016.
Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2011:
Peñín 92. 9,42/10-Catalan Wine Guide 2016.
Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2010:
Blend of Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 14 months.
Les Sorts Vinyes Velles 2009:
Bronze Medal-Decanter World Wine Awards 2014. Silver Medal-Concours Mondial Bruxelles.
|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||17|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Samsó 85%, Garnacha Tinta 15%|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Duck, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Yes, Montsant IS the real thing. This was chosen Official Wine of the region, and it is not easy to understand why. It is a beautifully made wine, tremendously expressive, age-worthy and completely unpretentious. I read somewhere that 2013 was a superb vintage, so there you have it.