This time, Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles has gone even more native than in previous years, as it contains not a trace of international grapes.
Surrounded by olive trees and Mediterranean garrigue, the vines grow in slate soils and are constantly swept by a harsh, salty northern wind called Tramuntana.
Meticulously harvested and separately vinified, Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2017 was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
Drink this red wine from L'Empordà through 2024.
Decant 1 hour before drinking.
The wine Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles has a high, dark cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Intense, deeply Mediterranean aromas define this blend of Grenache and Samsó (Carignan) from Empordà. Notes of garrigue, red and black fruit, tree bark and spices, over deep, earthy and mineral background.
This red wine by Martí Fabra is vigorous and sturdy on the palate. Liquor-infused fruit, aromatic herbs, notes of dry earth and garrigue, some mineral suggestions and a dash of spices and balsam. The wine has a delicately warm core, nicely balanced by a great freshness and a well-balanced acidity. Ripe tannins and long, earthy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Deep and powerful, the nicely priced Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2017 pairs marvelously with game dishes and Rillettes.
Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2016:
Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2015:
Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2014:
"Best Red Wine from L'Empordà" - Arrels de Vi Contest 2016. Enterwine 93.
Martí Fabra Selecció Vinyes Velles 2013:
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, Syrah & Ull de Llebre. Aged for 8 months in barrels.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes 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||12|
|Name of Award||Arrels de Vi 2016: 3rd. Best red win of the Empordà DO.|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta, Samsó.|
|Pairings||Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Rosted piglet, Soup and rice, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Impressively complex wine. Dark, mineral and powerful, similar to Priorats but with a drier note.
powerful but velvety wine, of a deep red colour and long taste on the palate, in which ripe fruit scents prevail.
If you want to find out more about Catalan wines, this is your wine.