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Clos Baltasar 2017

Clos Baltasar

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Clos Baltasar is the impressive result of a wise combination of small vinifications from special...

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/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Clos Baltasar 2017

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine Crianza
Alcohol content i15.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2017

Review

Clos Baltasar is the impressive result of a wise combination of small vinifications from special vineyards in one of the areas of greater typicity in the D.O Calatayud appellation. Old Grenache is blended with small amounts of other varieties such as Miguel De Arco, Bobal and Moristel grapes which grow among the Grenache plants in the same vineyards following traditional winegrowing methods. North-facing vineyards planted at average heights of 900 metres in red slate soils in the heart of the Iberian System mountain range produce a true mountain wine — both floral and intense, with all the character usually found in the best wines created in continental climates.

To achieve the character that ripe grape stems give to the best wines, only a quarter of the grape bunches are destemmed. The grapes are macerated for 21 days in wooden vats and concrete tanks and then aged in large barrels and concrete eggs. The result of this delicate vinification process is an extremely pleasant wine, seductive but not blatantly so, whose wonderful varietal typicity and the character of its terroir entrap the drinker. Clos Baltasar is a strong and intense wine with an impressive personality, not based on over-extraction or excessive wood but on the amazing quality of its fruit, cultivated in idyllic conditions. Agreeable and satisfying with no sharp edges, it offers a little of everything a good wine needs. A balanced strength and tannicity, sufficient acidity, and a wide aromatic range (cloves, cardamom, cherry and orange liqueur), all blended together so well to make it impossible to notice where one flavour or sensation finishes and another one starts. Definitely a Grenache wine, but also a rounded and honest Calatayud wine. Clos Baltasar is one of the best wines from one of the most prestigious winemakers in the region — a guarantee that we are talking about an all-round splendid drink.

Vineyard

  • Soil:Slate
  • Climate:Continental

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:18 months
  • Type of wood:French oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intense / Clean / Bright
  • Bouquet:Subtle / Spicy notes / Clove / Cinnamon / Cardamom / Fruit aromas / Cherry liqueur
  • Mouth:Rich / Silky / Good acidity / Refreshing / Varietal notes / Well-integrated tannins

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by: Clos Baltasar 2017 (04/09/2020) - Vintage 2017

Feiner, seidiger Wein

hellrote intensive Farbe, ein vielschichtiger Wein, der an salzige und süsse Kräuter erinnert. Gut eingebundene Säure und Tannine.