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Castell D'encus Acusp 2018 750ml

Costers Del Segre
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2018 2014
Rated 95 by Wine Advocate
The Pinot Noir 2018 Acusp was named after the hill where the grapes come from—a vineyard planted at high density at 1,000 meters in altitude. Part of the grapes were fermented in the 12th-century stone pools (lagares) on the property and the rest in stainless steel, always with indigenous yeasts. The wine went through malolactic in oak barrel, where it was kept for 12 months, and then it spent three months in larger oak foudre. In this cold year, they had to remove leaves because the grapes were not ripening, and the wine is floral and elegant, austere, closed and subtle. The palate is light to medium-bodied, delicate and elegant, with very fine tannins and great purity. This has to be the finest Pinot Noir produced in Spain. But it needs time to show all its true colors. 18,000 bottles and 250 magnums produced. It was bottled in January 2020. ... More details
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Castell D'encus Acusp 2018 750ml

SKU 864014
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Varietal: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir translates as 'black pine' in French, and is named as such due to the extremely inky color of the fruits, which hang in bunches the shape of a pine cone. Wineries often struggle with Pinot Noir vines, as more than most red wine grape varietals, they fail in hot temperatures and are rather susceptible to various diseases which can be disastrous when hoping for a late harvest. Thanks to new technologies and methods for avoiding such problems, however, the Pinot Noir grape varietal has spread across the world to almost every major wine producing country. Why? Quite simply because this is considered to be one of the finest grape varietals one can cultivate, due to the fact that it can be used to produce a wide range of excellent wines full of interesting, fresh and fascinating flavors Their thin skins result in a fairly light-bodied wine, and the juices carry beautiful notes of summer fruits, currants and berries, and many, many more.

Region: Cataluna

Spain's stunning coastal region of Catalunya has long since impressed the world with its wide range of excellent wines, the result of a wine history which stretches back to pre-Roman time, and it has been a key stopping point on some of the most ancient wine trade routes on earth. It isn't difficult to understand why Catalunya has had so much influence over the ages – the rich and fertile soils, the heat tempered by Mediterranean breezes, the fine grape varietals which flourish there have all helped establish Catalunya as an important global wine producer. Today, Catalunya is perhaps most famous for its 'methode champenoise' sparkling Cava wines, however, the region's soils support a wide range of grape varietals, and as such, the two hundred or so bodegas in the region produce a large variety of superb wines and wine styles.

Country: Spain

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.