The remarkable red wine Teixar is made solely from Hairy Grenache, a mutation of the Grenache variety indigenous to Catalonia.
Since 2012, this Spanish red wine from Montsant bears the seal "Vi de Finca Qualificada" (meaning "Certified Estate Wine"), Catalonia's highest quality distinction.
A single estate wine, it is made from over 70-year-old vines planted in a 3-hectare plot farmed following organic and biodynamic practices.
First the grapes were meticulously harvested. Then the wine must was divided in 7 parts, fermented using indigenous yeasts, and separately vinified.
After that, this red wine from Montsant was blended and aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
Finally, Teixar 2015 was further aged for several months in the bottle prior to its commercial release.
Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
This varietal Hairy Grenache from Vinyes Domènech is truly complex, even kaleidoscopic. First sensations evoke notes of toffe and Tahitian vanilla, after which we perceive notes of lavender, rosemary, wet stones and underbush. As this Vi de Finca Qualificada opens, aromas of damson and cranberries slowly gain prominence, combined with some toasted notes and a dash of blue flowers.
Nerve, elegance and smoothness. This wine from Vinyes Domènech suggests some delicious notes of cranberries and wild strawberries, enticing hints of menthol, resin and pine needles, a resounding minerality and a dash of liquor-infused fruit. Texture is superb, tannins are lively and acidity is very precise. This varietal Garnatxa Peluda has very long finish, with some mineral remembrances and a deep sense of terroir.
|Our personal opinion||
An age-worthy organic red wine whose best years are yet to come, Teixar 2015 has something that very few wines possess: mistery.
Enterwine 95. Peñín 94.
Peñín 93. Guía de Vins de Catalunya 9,73/10 (blind tasting).
Peñín 94. Parker 91. Guia de Vins de Catalunya 9,5/10 (blind tasting).
Best Red Wine in Catalonia-Guia de Vins de Catalunya (blind tasting).
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Civet, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Rather intriguing and evasive. There's fruit... but all of a sudden there isn't. You smell flowers... now you don't... Fascinating wine.
What smoothness!! What texture!! A sort of twilight Grenache. Understated, silky-textured, extremely subtle and ever-evolving. Nice remembrances of menthol, garrigue, black fruit, with a nice tip of vanilla and a delicately sweet note.