Ageability: 5-8 years
Serving temperature: 16-18°C
Cellar Castell d’Encus: Situated in the Costers del Segre DOP, in Western Catalonia. The vineyards are located between 850–1250 metres asl in the Spanish Pre-Pyrenees, making them the highest vineyards in Catalonia. Founded in 2001, the winery’s first harvest was in 2008. Since then, the winery has quickly built up a reputation for producing quality wines, with a number of both of its red and white wines receiving more than 90 points in the Spanish wine guide, Guía Peñín, and over 90 points by Parker. The winery follows organic farming practices and uses geothermal energy in an effort to reduce energy expenditure and its environmental impact.
Winemaker: Raul Bobet
Tobacco, blackberry and very spicy (black tea, pepper).
Fresh fruit entry with fine notes of vanilla, with smoothed tannins and very long, intense aftertaste with lively acidity.
Red meat dishes, Beef steak, Grilled Lamb chop.
|Tannins:||Apparent but smooth tannins|