Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cien Montañas, a superb and limited wine

D.O. P. Cangas,  Cangas del Narcea, Asturias, Spain


Producer: Bodega Vidas.  http://www.bodegavidas.com/vino-6-100-montanas-carrasquin/
Year: 2014
Variedad: Carrasquín 100%
Elaboration: Produced in a traditional way, selecting and treading the best clusters. Fermentation in oak barrels and later aging in French and American oak barrels.
Service: 14º-16ºC.
Alcohol: 13ºC.

This wine comes from the area of Cangas del Narcea, where in the heat of its monastery wines were already produced in the 10th Century. Harvested in vines with steep slopes, known as "heroic viticulture".




A strong marked Atlantic character is present. Visually it is a wine of intense red color pillory, that appears clear and bright. Already in the nose you can see a bouquet of black forest fruit, with aromas reminiscent of moss and other plant species typical of the Atlantic forest, such as laurel. There is also a slight smoky touch. In the mouth is mineral, elegant, intense. But at the same time it is not exempt of freshness by its alive acidity. It is a round, fleshy and tannic wine, in which fruit, wood and acidity are very well assembled. A wine full of nuances. 17 € -18 $.

                                                                     






Food pairing: Its structure and freshness allow it to pair with a wide variety of dishes, ranging from red meat to blue fish or exquisite desserts such as “rice pudding”,  typical from Asturias, a Northwest region of Spain.


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