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Mont Rubí Gaintus Radical 2017

Mont Rubí Gaintus Radical

2017
Penedès (Spain)
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The Gaintus Radical wine is made with grapes from vines planted at altitudes over 500 metres trained...

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£12.79

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Mont Rubí Gaintus Radical 2017

Type

Wine Red Young Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

12.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

The Gaintus Radical wine is made with grapes from vines planted at altitudes over 500 metres trained vertically on wooden stakes, a practice common in Priorat and the Rhône. The prized fruit is harvested by hand and treated with the utmost care so as not to extract too much tannicity or the undesirable sensation of 'greenness' found in wines which haven't been produced with the essential tenderness the strong character of the Sumoll calls for. Six months ageing on its lees in large wooden barrels polishes its acidic points and gives it a more tantalizing feel. Red fruit and flowers on the nose promise a degree of subtlety which is confirmed by its freshness on tasting. Unlike many other Sumoll wines, its acidity is not biting but forms part of the wine's body. In a nutshell, Gaintus Radical paves the way for other new Sumoll wines to follow its lead, bearing in mind that this variety has hardly anything in common with grapes such as the Cabernet Sauvignon, and as such it has to be cultivated and vinified in a very different way.

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:6 months
  • Barrel age:Used
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry red / Intense
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Powerful / Fruit aromas / Floral scents
  • Mouth:Fresh / Good acidity / Rich / Rounded tannins / Varietal notes

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

Customer reviews

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by: paul beck (24 Jun) - Vintage 2017

unusual

This is a quality wine but it's too acidic for me.

by: Raül Ortega (25/10/2019) - Vintage 2017

MUy acido

Es un vino demasiado "especial" para mi gusto, me resulta no muy agradable la acidez tanto en el inicio del trago como en el retrogusto

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