2510 – RED WINE PERELADA 5 ESTATES RESERVE 2017 D.O. EMPORDÀ
Characteristics: For this 2017 vintage they surprise us with a new blend composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot and Samsó from 5 different estates owned by the winery, all located in the DO Empordà.
Preparation: The harvest is done by selecting the grapes from the same vine. Vinification is traditional, each variety separately, with long macerations and fermentations at a controlled temperature. Once these processes are completed, the red wine rests for 16 months in fine grain American oak barrels and French Allier oak barrels (in equal parts). After aging in wood, this reserve wine rests in the bottle until the time of its commercialization.
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 32%, Grenache 27%, Merlot 22%, Samsó 14%.
Alcoholic Degree: 14% Vol.
Capacity: 75 Cl.
· View: It has an attractive reddish cherry color, bright and with violet edges. This red reserve wine forms an elegant thin tear in the glass.
· Nose: On an intense toasted and smoked background, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot and Samsó offers a complex aromatic expression where the fleshy ripe fruit appears nuanced by numerous spices, fresh and mentholated balsamic, mineral notes and subtle forest memories Mediterranean.
· Mouth: Wide and evolving entrance that gives way to a long and elegant silky and very tasty journey. Perfectly structured and with a pleasant intensity, the nose returns with the concentrated and sweet fruit, the toast and the mineral character of the terroir are more present than on the nose. Balanced acidity that brings a welcome freshness and slightly present but well integrated tannins. This reserve wine from the Castillo de Perelada winery is long and persistent, with a fruity finish with creamy toasted retro nasal notes.
Pairing: Elegant and intense expression, this red reserve wine needs aeration of about 30 minutes before serving so that it expresses its full potential. Ideal to accompany a good roast meat, but try the pairing with a typical Empordà dish such as the different versions of sea and mountain (dishes that combine poultry and meat with fish or seafood).
Service: It is recommended to serve it between 16 and 18 ºC.