Laltre Costers del Segre DOP 2017
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The Lagravera cellar, pioneer of organic viticulture and winemaking in Catalunya, Spain, is in a region northwest of Barcellona and south of the Pyrenees. The typical grapes here are Monastrell (Mourvèdre), Garnacha Tinta (Grenache Rouge), and some international grapes such as Merlot, which is used in the case of this specific bottle.
The result is a very nice and easy to drink wine, smooth enough but definitively crisp at the palate, with fine tannins. At the nose, it is fruity and spicy, with black and blueberries, chocolate, paprika, smoked chestnuts and a touch of minerality coming from the alluvial gravel soil.
Grapes: Monastrell (Mourvèdre), Garnacha Tinta (Grenache Rouge), Merlot
Pairing: It needs food for sure, and it is particularly good with eggs and bacon, a burger or roasted chicken and potatoes.
Appellation: Costers del Segre DOP, Catalunya Spain