Cérvoles Celler Cérvoles Estrats 2012

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Country: Spain
Region: Coster del Segre
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 42%, Tempranillo 36%, Grenache 17 % and Merlot 5%
Vintage: 2012
Aging Potential: Drink Now / Keep
Serving Temperature: 16 ~ 17 °C
Alcohol Level: 14.5%

The Wine
Cherry red, medium intensity, with garnet highlights. Abundant, dense legs. Intense, pleasant aromas of over-ripened fruit with hints of wood, particularly smoked and balsamic notes. Aeration reveals predominantly mineral aromas, with hints of aromatic herbs, such as fennel, thyme and rock tea, as well as dried fruits and chocolate. Sweet, unctuous mouth feel, with a great deal of volume, followed by well-balanced acidity and mature tannins. Very long finish with notes of nougat and wild fruits.

The Cérvoles Celler winery, which boasts cutting-edge technology, was designed to take into account the size of the various plots, so that each fermenter holds the grapes of a single grape variety and plot. Notice should be taken of the particular loading system employed: the tanks are filled from the bottom, a method that is much more gentle on the berries and avoids early lacerations of the skins.

Their barrels are an aspect to which they pay particular attention. They have made major efforts to employ the right wood and the right coopers and they use slow-growing oak wood and special toasting points. This has led them to determine which types of wood contribute the nuances and personality that they seek for good balance and appropriate complexity in their wines, which ultimately allows them to produce that characteristic bouquet of the Cérvoles wines.

Today, Cérvoles Celler has 300 barrels, most of which are new, although they use one- and two-year-old barrels as well. The barrels are all made from French oak, chosen not so much in terms of the forest where it originates but in terms of the slow-growing oak that each cooper can offer them.

Producer Cérvoles Celler
Country Spain
Region Coster del Segre
Color Red
Style Full Body, Dry
Alcohol Content 14.5%
Serving Temperature 16 - 17 °C
Vintage 2012
Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon 42%, Tempranillo 36%, Grenache 17 % and Merlot 5%
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring Ready to Drink / Keep
Bottle Size 75cl
Food Pairing
IWC Ratings
Robert Parker
Wine Spectator
James Halliday

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