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Perelada Finca Espolla 2016

Perelada Finca Espolla

2016
Empordà (Spain)

Finca Espolla is a parcel which stretches over an expanse of 21 hectares on the slopes and terraces ...

14.50

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Perelada Finca Espolla 2016

Producer

Alcohol content

15.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Finca Espolla is a parcel which stretches over an expanse of 21 hectares on the slopes and terraces of Les Alberes, an area very close to the Pyrenees mountains and lying within the Empordà denomination. The terrain's distinctive personality, with slatey, acidic soils characteristically black in colour, combined with the high density planting of 6,200 vines per hectare which reduces the vigour and number of grapes, enable the Perelada winery to produce a high quality single vineyard wine that has a very clearly defined identity.

Enjoying a typically Mediterranean climate in a location heavily buffeted by the Tramontana wind, the varieties grown on the Finca Espolla give rise to its namesake wine: Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Garnacha, with the percentage varying according to the harvest.

Presented in a Bordeaux bottle, Finca Espolla is an energetic and dynamic wine, with great freshness and the marked balsamic and mineral element etched by its place of origin. On the nose it's remarkably complex, with aromas of sweet fruit, spicy notes, caramel, coffee and a subtle lactic touch... On the palate it's powerful but rounded, with plenty of sinew and good acidity that imparts freshness, persistence and expressivity. Definitely a wine with considerable character which we recommend you always decant.

Vineyard

  • Soil:Slate

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:22 months
  • Barrel age:New
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewOpaque / Ruby red
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Balsamic notes / Fruit aromas
  • Mouth:Elegant / Fresh / Good acidity / Expressive / Intense / Rounded / With personality

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Timothy Graystone (4 Jul) - Vintage 2016

Finca Espolla 2016

I have been drinking Finca Espolla for 5 or 6 years now. I drink when it is 6 to 7 years old, so I will not open the 2016 until 2022. The 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 have all been excellent with the good balance of fruit, tannin and wood. Strong follow through and excellent with strong tasting meats or cheese dishes. It is my 'go to' wine and at approx. 12£ a bottle I always keep some in stock.

by: Ayden (24 Feb) - Vintage 2016

Honestly one of the best Spanish wines I’ve ever had

I’ve ordered 24 bottles of this for my cellar now - this is an incredible wine for a great price. I first discovered it in Barcelona and now get it shipped to London regularly. Service from vinissimus is also great!

by: BobSmith (01/11/2019) - Vintage 2016

superb everyday wine

Amazing crowd pleaser - I buy 12 bottles at a time and have never found a wine like it on the price/quaity spectrum. Big fruity flavours but not overdone, still has a touch of class.

by: Gstew68130@aol.com (01/11/2019) - Vintage 2016

Excellent wine

I frequently purchase this wine. Good flavour , body and lengthy taste. Ideal for red meat eaters ! I almost don’t like to let others know about my discovery !

by: Jordi (12 Jun) - Vintage 2016

Empordà muy bueno

Destaca por su nariz intrigante de frutas roja y por una boca frutal y fresca.

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The prestigious and successful Perelada winery with its wide range of excellent wines produced at the emblematic Perelada Castle is run by the business-minded Suqué Mateu family who have not merely been wise enough to make the most of the potential of Empordá, one of the oldest winemaking areas in the Iberian Peninsula, but who have also helped significantly in boosting and promoting winemaking in the region. For over 25 years Delfí Sanahuja has been the chief oenologist...