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Vilosell 2018

Vilosell

2018

Vilosell is a medium-bodied and complex red wine with smooth and soft tannins, created using Tempranillo,...

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Wine Vilosell 2018

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine
Alcohol content i14.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2018

Review

Vilosell is a medium-bodied and complex red wine with smooth and soft tannins, created using Tempranillo, Syrah and Grenache grapes from a variety of soil types — plots of gravel mixed with clay and silt, alongside vineyards with sandstone, conglomerate or calcareous mountain rocks.

Thirty hectares of organically certified vineyards at an average altitude of 700 metres where the Tomàs Cusiné winery works the land with their own organic fertilizers and maintain the natural ground cover to conserve and strengthen the area's biodiversity.

Grapes are collected by hand and a careful double selection is carried out before they are left to cool and ferment with local yeasts and undergo a brief maceration to extract the fruit's more subtle aromas. The wine is aged for nine months in new and second-use French oak barrels and then left to stand in underground concrete tanks for a further three months.

Vilosell displays an aromatic complexity far beyond what we would expect for its price. Orange peel mixes with black pepper, while ripe cherries appear alongside dusty aromas. A juicy wine with just the right amount of tannins to create a tantalizing finish without being too heavy and it also enjoys sufficient acidity to stylize its body. With a pleasant balance between fruitiness and wooden sensations from the barrels, it is a moreish wine where every sip offers delicate hints of coffee, chocolate, cherries and violets. Although it is a splendid choice for keeping at home, it can also be enjoyed relatively young — offering memorable moments and a fabulous contrast when paired with a cheese like Parmesan thanks to its elegant, suggestive style. Undoubtedly, Vilosell is a great small wine and one of the reference red wines in Tomàs Cusiné's winemaking project.

Food pairing

Meat rice dishes / Stews / Roast lamb

Vineyard

  • Soil:Calcareous-clay / Sand / Limestone
  • Climate:Continental with mediterranean influence

Production

  • Ageing period:9 months
  • Type of wood:French oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2023

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by: David UK (13/05/2019) - Vintage 2016

Would Recommend

Full bodied, dry and spicy. We had it with venison - excellent. Very aromatic, a wine to savour and good value for money .

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Tomàs Cusiné started his personal and independent wine project in 2003 in the province of Les Garrigues in Lleida. After gaining experience working at wineries such as Castell del Remei and Cérvoles, Tomàs made the decision to focus on making wines with character, wines which express their landscape and reflect his winemaking philosophy. He is committed to a style which gives priority to work in the vineyards and precision in the production...

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