All of the grapevines grow in sandy-limestone soils at altitudes between 700 and 800 metres above sea level, in an area belonging to the DO Montsant.
Harvested by hand and separately vinified according to its plot of origin, the grapes were fermented in deposits and macerated for a long time.
After that, this red wine from Montsant was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Finally, it was further aged in deposits so all the parts could fully come together.
Decant Santbru 2015 1 hour before drinking.
Drink until 2025.
The red wine Santbru has a bright, high cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.
Complex nuances of black fruit and wild berries, typical of a red wine from Montsant, combined with notes of Eastern spices, toast, Mediterranean undergrowth, cocoa powder, menthol, lavender and dry earth.
Crisp and expressive, this red wine by Portal del Montsant has focus and a clear definition. Smooth-bodied with an excellent acidity and velvety tannins. Toast, garrigue, wild berries, some earthy and mineral nuances, remembrances of balsam and citrus and some hints of flowers. Long, complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Elegant and powerful, Santbru 2015 is a wine which deserves to be widely known and appreciated.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Wine Spirits 2017 90.
Peñín 92. Enterwine 92.
Blend of old-vines Carignan and 22% Grenache. Peñín 92.
|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|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Cariñena, Garnacha Tinta, Syrah.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
Santbru has, besides the juicy fruit, that-to me-extremely appealing mixture of orange peel and cola which I sometimes find in Montsant reds.
Excellent wine. Texture is subtle, and it has depth and freshness. Very long finish.