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Plaer 2016

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€21.80

Plaer 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 15

Score

92
Enterwine Score 92
92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock

€21.80
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Details

True to its name, Plaer (pleasure) conveys the intimate satisfaction winelovers feel when we encounter wines that express a true sense of place.

This Spanish red wine was produced in Priorat by Albert Jané, head of Ritme Celler and Acústic Celler.

It is made from a blend of mostly Carignan with some Grenache, coming from 40 to 60-year-old vines grown in steep slopes composed of slate, llicorella soils. Altitudes of the plots go from 350 to 650 metres above sea level, all with different sun orientations.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were traditionally vinified and then aged for 12 months in 2nd year French oak barrels.

Decant this red wine from Priorat minimum of 2 hours before drinking.

Production of Plaer 2016 is below 10,000 bottles.

Drink until 2026.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Plaer has a medium-high, intense cherry-coloured with some violet tinges.

Nose

It really needs aeration, like most Priorat red wines. As it opens, this blend of Carignan and Grenache displays aromas of warm stones, jammy black fruit, cocoa powder, Mediterranean underbush, some nuances of violets and roses, and some deep mineral, earthy and smokey remembrances.

Palate

Complex and utterly characteristic, this red wine by Ritme Celler expresses a deep sense of place and the uniqueness of Priorat's terroir. Multifaceted mineral and earthy remembrances, pure notions of red and black fruit, a dash of blueberries and cocoa and hints of flowers and spices. Bold tannins that will mellow over time, zippy acidity and long, complex finish.

Our personal opinion

Still in the making and with plenty of room for growth, Plaer 2016 by winemaker Albert Jané embodies the ancestral spirit of Priorat.

OTHER VINTAGES

Plaer 2015:

Enterwine 92, Guía Gourmets 96. Peñín 93. Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge 2018 - 90. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 9.06/10.

Plaer 2014:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Peñín 91.

Plaer 2012:

Parker 92, Peñín 93.

Plaer 2011:

Parker 92, Peñín 94.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
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
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides Guía Gourmets 2019 - 95 Guia Wine Up! 2019 - 94,62. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2018 - 9,33/10.
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Cariñena 80%, Garnacha Tinta 20%.
Pairings Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
  1. Excellent review by Stefan George on 3/26/2019
    Value

    Immensely pleasurable Priorat which remains on the gentler side while showing a deep character too. The excellent craftmanship has achieved an ideal balance.

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