Complexity and elegance that long lasts
Deep cherry color, with violet flecks, very dark robe. Lot of aromas, starting with highlighting forest fruits like blackberries and floral aromas. If we swirl the wine around the glass we found species, clove, cinnamon, vanilla and toasted and smoked aromas in perfect harmony. As L'Esparver opens up mineral tones and balsamic fragrances appear. This wine evolves in the glass and surprises continually. Meaty, with lot of volume and very unctuos. Creamy tannins that wrap an elegant palate, with a very well integrated acidity that brings freshness. Long finish with reminders of wild berries and noble woods.
L'Esparver is a great wine with griIled and roasted red meats and game dishes. Excellent with stews made using aromatic herbs.
Best serving temperature: 18 ºC. We recommend to decant L’Esparver one hour before serving to fully display its aromas.
Harvested by hand in boxes of maximum 15 kg, first selection of the grapes was made at the vineyard. At the winery, a second meticulous selection of the grapes took place, dismissing each one that had some defect.
Destemming and maceration during 24h at 5ºC, fermentation in 2.000 liter tanks, at 25 ºC. Maceration with the skins during 15 days to extract perfectly all their qualities. Malolactic fermentation before starting the aging with the its lees during 20 months in new French oak of 225 liters. Periodical battonages in barrels from different manufacturers, of fine grain and soft and medium toasted.
Bottled with no clarification to keep all the qualities of the must. Ageing in the bottle for almost one year to smooth and round off tannins and to harmonize.
Varietals: 33% red Grenache, 33% Carinyena, 33% Syrah.
Grenache and Carinyena vineyards are older than 90 years, planted at 450 meters of altitude in narrow terraces on slate very poor soils.
Harvesting took place between 24th September and 11th October. The average yields were of 700 gr per vine of Grenache and Carinyena.
* Mundus Vini Gold Medal 2019
* 91 points Guia Peñin 2020