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Bonesvalls 2012

Bonesvalls

2012
Penedès (Spain)
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Bonesvalls is a Cabernet, but a coastal Cabernet, a Mediterranean one. Its origins are clearly Borde...

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Details for Bonesvalls 2012

Type

Red Crianza

Wine region

Penedès (Spain)

Grapes

Cabernet sauvignon

Producer

Celler Masia Can Tutusaus

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2012

Review

Bonesvalls is a Cabernet, but a coastal Cabernet, a Mediterranean one. Its origins are clearly Bordeaux (it is refined, classic, smoky...) but its spirit is unquestionably Mediterranean: juicy, mature, sanguine, fresh.

In appearance, Bonesvalls is bright and a dark Picota cherry colour with a rather earthy shade on the rim. On the nose, it has two sides to it but it should be decanted have an hour beforehand in order to discover them both: it exhibits a mineral, smoky character, Bordeaux style (flint, incense, aromatic dried herbs such as thyme) but it abounds in the glass with Mediterranean essence, with juicy aromas of ripe and fleshy-red (plums) fruit and a saline touch, which must surely be due to that sea breeze which daily flows through the vineyards. The combination of aromas is very elegant, attractive and 'feminine', a particularly notable feature for a single varietal Cabernet, a variety which we generally associate with having more of a masculine character.

On the palate it is a light, medium-bodied wine and dominated, more than on the nose, by a Bordeaux profile, with dry touches of nutmeg and cigar box. Overall it is fruity, pleasant, with a fine structure and good acidity, and the tannins are silky, allowing the wine to be enjoyed whilst still young. A liquorice background concludes the aftertaste, with its remarkable persistence.

A wine that pairs up perfectly with Mediterranean cuisine, with roast meats and stews cooked with herbs and typical spices.

Veal with mushrooms / Peppered steak / Rabbit lamb with fine herbs / Sheep cheese / Cannelloni

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    • Optimum serving temperature:17º C

    Celler Masia Can Tutusaus

    Celler Masia Can Tutusaus

    The origins of this cellar date back to 1349, but it was not until 1986 that Sr. Joan Badell i Badell made the necessary alterations to modernise the winery and thus enabled the production of Cava to begin, with Brut and Brut Nature both produced in limited amounts. From 1998 onwards, organic farming methods were introduced which had a direct impact on organising and streamlining the various tasks undertaken, and now reflect the significantly different way in which these win...