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Red wine 2016 D.O. Montsant "Costers del Gravet", Cataluña (Catalunya), Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Organic labeling: Vegan wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: oak barrel
Registration number: #CC-L8291B

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (87 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 31 December, 2020
Editor note: Quite firm, rather tart aroma of black and red berries with a little dried-vegetable and meaty notes. Clear, straight, quite juicy fruit, fine tannin, some smoky, nutty and woody spice, good persistence, some warmth, cocoa notes, ethereal traces, good to very good finish

DO area in the Spanish region of Catalonia. The former Tarragona sub-area "Falset" was highly classified in 2001 under the new name Montsant. It encloses the Priorato DOCa area like a belt. These two areas are among the oldest and, already in the Middle Ages, one of the most important wine-growing regions in Catalonia. The vineyards cover more than 2,000 hectares of vines on the slopes of the Montsant massif at an altitude of 200 to 700 metres above sea level in 17 municipalities. Three different types of soil predominate, namely limestone soils with a gravelly structure, granite sands and slate.

The red wine varieties Cabernet...

One of the 17 regions (Spanish Cataluña, Catalan Catalunya) in the northeast of Spain with the four provinces Barcelona, Gerona, Lérida and Tarragona. It is located on the north-western edge of the Mediterranean Sea and covers 32,000 km². The area has an extremely eventful history: in the 6th century BC the Greeks came, then the Carthaginians and finally 200 BC the Romans. The wines from today's DO area Alella were already drunk by the Roman Caesars. The capital Barcelona was already in the antiquity an important trade port. In the 6th century A.D., the Alans and Visigoths arrived, from which the name is derived (Gotalonien =...

Viticulture in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were cultivated here at least 5,000 years ago. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 BC and traded heavily in wine in the Mediterranean region. The first flowering occurred in 200 BC, because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). Development was halted by the Moorish invasion in 711. For religious reasons, the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of sultanas. They brought with them the art of distillation, which was not used for alcoholic beverages, however, but for essential oils, as...

DO area in the north-eastern Spanish region of Aragon, named after the city of the same name. It is one of the oldest wine-growing areas in Spain; the Phoenicians already used to grow wine here. In 1960 this was the very first area to receive the then newly introduced DO classification. The vineyards cover around 17,000 hectares of vineyards in the 14 municipalities of Aguarón, Aladrén, Alfamén, Almonacid de la Sierra, Alpartier, Cariñena, Cosuenda, Encinacorba, Longares, Mezalocha, Muel, Paniza, Tosos and Villanueva de Huerva in the Ebro Valley, up to the mountains of the Sistema Ibérico at an altitude of 400 to 800 metres above sea level. In...

The group of vine varieties probably originates from Spain. The individual varieties of different colours are grown under numerous names/synonyms all over the world. The best known of these are Garnacha or Garnatxa in Spain, Grenache in France, as well as Cannonau (Sardinia), Granaxia and Tai Rosso or formerly Tocai Rosso (Veneto) in Italy. The exact origin is assumed to be in the region of Aragon in northeastern Spain, which was justified accordingly by the French ampelographers Pierre Galet (1921-2019), Victor Vermorel (1848-1927), Pierre Viala (1859-1936) and Victor...

The red grape variety originates from France. There are about 60 synonyms attesting to its age and worldwide distribution in almost all wine producing countries. Some grouped alphabetically by country are Franzosenrebe (Germany); Kaberne Sovinjon, Kaberne Sovinyon, Lafit, Lafite (Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia); Bidure, Bouchet, Bouchet Sauvignon, Breton, Cabernet Petit, Carbonet, Carbouet, Carmenet, Castet, Enfin, Epicier Noir, Marchoupet, Navarre, Petit Bouchet, Petit Bouschet, Petit Cabernet, Petit Cavernet Sauvignon, Petite Vidure, Sauvignon, Sauvignonne, Vidure, Vidure Sauvignonne, Vigne Dure...

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