This time, this Spanish red wine is made from 60% Grenache, 30% Carignan - coming from 50 to 70-year-old, low-yielding vines - and 10% Syrah. They vineyards are scattered over the towns of Marçà, Capçanes and Falset.
Harvested in little, 10-kg. boxes, the grapes were fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts.
Finally, Vespres 2017 was aged for 14 months in 2,000-litre oak vats.
The wine Vespres has a lively cherry colour with a purplish rim.
Quite pure, this Crianza red wine shows a precise varietal expression with aromas of wild berries, notions of forest and undergrowth, deep mineral and metallic-like sensations, some hints of wet earth and a dash of spices and flowers. An expressive Montsant indeed.
The entrance onto the palate of this red wine from Josep Grau Viticultor is fresh and velvety, carrying some rich notes of spices and red berries, intertwined with some earthy and mineral notions and a floral remembrance. Vibrant tannins, with a very good acidity and an elegant finish.
|Our personal opinion||
There is no doubt that Josep Grau knows his craft. Vespres 2017 is an unashamedly Mediterranean wine full of freshness and finesse.
Grenache and Samsó. Aged for 9 months in oak. Enterwine 93.
70% Grenache 30% Samsó. Aged for 4 months in French oak barrels from different origins.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 60%, Cariñena 30%, Syrah 10%.|
|Pairings||Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
Absolutely delicious Montsant. Balanced, juicy and excellently priced.
What a nice, unpretentious, agreeable wine this is!!! Would drink it again and again.