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Mont Rubí Gaintus Radical 2018

Mont Rubí Gaintus Radical

2018
92
PEÑÍN
91
DECANTER

£16.50

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti12.5%

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

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

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Ratings and awards

201892 PN91 DC
201793 PK
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínDC: Decanter

Customer reviews

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Wine making

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period6 months
Barrel ageUsed
Type of woodFrench oak

The winery

Bodega Heretat Mont-Rubí

Bodega Heretat Mont-Rubí

Founded in 1984 in an old 19th century building, Bodega Heretat Mont-Rubí is located on an estate ina large area of forestland and vineyards around the village of L'Avellà in the Alt Penedès region. Their project is key to understanding the recent history of the Catalan grape variety Sumoll which would most probably have disappeared if it hadn't been for the winery's hard work and commitment to cultivating and using it. The...

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