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Puntiapart 2016

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€12.15

Puntiapart 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 12 Months in French, Hungarian, and Romanian oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

90
Enterwine Score 90
90
Media rating 90

Availability: In stock

€12.15
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Details

Produced by La Vinyeta in the northern Catalan region of L' Empordà, Puntiapart is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Samsó (Carignan), coming from estate-owned vineyards.

Constantly swept by the Tramuntana, a relentless northern wind, the old vines of this Spanish red wine were harvested by hand, and then the grapes were gently pressed and cold-macerated for some days.

After that, they underwent a traditional vinification and were aged for 12 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels.

Drink Puntiapart 2016 until 2026. Decant 1 hour before drinking.

As always, this red wine from L'Empordà comes with a playful label, which has received several LAUS design awards over the years. Reminiscent of a zoetrope machine, if we turn the bottle on its axis, we will see a sequence of images in motion.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Puntiapart has an intense, bright red colour with a garnet rim.

Nose

Beginning with a surprisingly mineral note, this red wine by La Vinyeta soon exhibits  a dash of ripe fruit, extremely lively and almost jammy, underpinned by a deep earthy background and some aromas of clove and cinnamon, with hints of flowers and Mediterranean garrigue.

Palate

Fresh and yummy, this Crianza red wine from L'Empordà has a smooth texture and some mild tannins. Cocoa, violets, some earthy and mineral notions, and notes of balsam and spices. Good acidity and long, complex finish with a suggestion of menthol.

Our personal opinion

Well-defined and elegant, Puntiapart 2016 is an exceptional value from L'Empordà. Nice ageing potential.

OTHER VINTAGES

Puntiapart 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Puntiapart 2014:

Enterwine 91.

Puntiapart 2013:

9,18/10 - Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting).

Puntiapart 2012:

Peñín 88.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
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, Hungarian, and Romanian oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 90
Media rating 90
Other guides No
Name of Award Concurso Internacional de Vinos Bacchus 2018: Bacchus de Oro.
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Samsó 15%.
Pairings Alone, Bull meat, Chocolate, Cold meats, Duck, Game animals, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner
  1. puntiapart wine review by Marcia on 4/5/2019
    Value

    I drink this in the wonderful city of Girona, in a cozy restaurant right in the old Jewish quarter. The drink perfectly matched the romantic setting.

  2. puntiapart review by Bohemian on 7/20/2018
    Value

    La Vinyeta winery is on the top of my list when speaking of Emporda. This blend works very well, and it will improve over the next 4 years.

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