This is the new vintage of Llavors. As usual, this Spanish red wine from L'Empordà is made from a blend of grape varieties.
Crafted by La Vinyeta, the grapes come from estate-owned vineyards planted in Mollet de Perelada, a town belonging to the province of Girona.
Fermented at a controlled temperature, Llavors 2017 was subsequently aged in French, Hungarian and Romanian oak barrels for over a period of 5 months.
The label changes every year. It is made from old local magazines or newspapers.
Drink this red wine from L'Empordà over the next 3-4 years.
The red wine Llavors has a high, clean, very bright cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.
This Crianza red wine suggests some lively aromas of ripe fruit, along with subtle wooden notes and some remembrances of aromatic herbs and roasted vegetables over a mineral background. Both Cabernets, the Merlot and the Samsó grapes mingle harmoniously.
Fresh, straightforward and pleasant, this red wine by La Vinyeta has a good acidity, ripe tannins and a well-balanced structure. Delicately spicy, this wine from L'Empordà has a long finish with some remembrances of red plums over a toasted background.
|Our personal opinion||
Well-balanced and reasonably priced, Llavors 2017 is perfect for sharing with friends.
Samsó, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache & Syrah. Enterwine 91.
9.18/10-Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2016 (Blind tasting). Peñín 87. Vinous - Josh Reynolds 89.
|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, Hungarian, and Romanian oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||5|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Samsó 38%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Merlot 20%, Cabernet Franc 7%.|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Cold meats, Duck, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Paté, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|
A steal. Dry and earthy, as a good Empordà should be.
It's a great wine! I went to the wine gardens in Spain, the people who work there are really passionate about the wine. It can be tasted, lovely full red wine, especially with dinner or just at relax time with some cheese.