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.
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.
The single estate red wine Finca Malaveïna has a clean, bright cherry colour with a purple rim.
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.
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.
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.
|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 from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||22|
|Name of Award||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|
Very complex red wine. You find plenty of everything here: fruit, terroir, spices, flowers, herbs...