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Perelada Finca Malaveïna 2016

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Perelada Finca Malaveïna 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 22 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

ñ 93
Peñín Score 93
92
Enterwine Score 92
93
Media rating 93

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Details

This elegant Spanish red wine wine is produced by the Castillo de Perelada winery.

It is made exclusively from the Finca Malaveïna vineyards, a scenic estate with red clayey soils that offers incomparable views of the eastern Pyrenees and the Mediterranean sea.

The composition of this single estate wine is 40% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% de Cabernet Franc, 9% Grenache and 8% Syrah.

Harvested by hand and meticulously selected, the grapes were cold-macerated before fermentation. Then this red wine from L'Empordà was drawn off and aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels from Allier.

Finally, it was aged for some months in the cellar before its release

This wine from L'Empordà will improve in the bottle for about 8-10 years.

Decant Finca Malaveïna 2016 1 hour before you drink it.

Additional Information

Appearance

The single estate red wine Finca Malaveïna has a clean, bright cherry colour with a purple rim.

Nose

Prominent notes or red and black fruit, sweet spices, vanilla, clove and cocoa. This red wine from L'Empordà also suggests remembrances of Mediterranean herbs, balsam, green bell peppers and dry earth.

Palate

Bold and palate-coating, but never overpowering. This estate red wine by Castillo Perelada has a crisp acidity, excellent balance and mild tannins. Menthol, wild berries, aromatic herbs and some earthy notions over a smokey-mineral background. Long, elegant finish.

Our personal opinion

As always, Perelada Finca Malaveïna 2016 shows plenty of class and depth. A serious wine in the best sense of the term.

OTHER VINTAGES

Perelada Finca Malaveïna 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93.

Perelada Finca Malaveïna 2014:

Blend dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. Peñín 92. Enterwine 93.

Perelada Finca Malaveïna 2013:

Blend of Merlot (main variety), Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc,  Syrah and Grenache. Aged for 18 months. Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. International Bacchus Contest: Gold Medal.

Perelada Finca Malaveïna 2012:

Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Merlot. Aged for 14 months.

Peñín 91. Grand Gold Medal-Sélections Mondiales de Vins Canadá 2016. Gold Medal-Gilbert & Gaillard. Guía de Vinos Gourmets 2016: 94 points.

Perelada Finca Malaveïna 2011:

Same blend as 2013. Peñín 90.

Perelada Finca Malaveïna 2010:

Same blend. Parker 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 22
Parker Score No
Peñin Score 93
Our Score 92
Media rating 93
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Merlot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 22%, Cabernet Franc 21%, Garnacha 9%, Syrah 8%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Duck, Grilled red meats, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Sautéed vegitables, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Steak Tartare, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. mala. review by Nora Barnacle on 2/1/2018
    Value

    Very complex red wine. You find plenty of everything here: fruit, terroir, spices, flowers, herbs...

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