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Berta Franquet

Berta Franquet
2010 Red, Priorat

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$34.99
Cellar Selection

Berta Franquet
2010 Red, Priorat

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15%
Garnet black color. Complex, spicy aromas and flavors of dried berries, pickled beets, toffee, and leather with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish that shows notes of cranberry-tomato relish, chocolate nuts, cedar, and apple with dusty, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, spicy, earth Spanish red tangy fruit and age-worthy tannins.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, pickled beets, toffee, and leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cranberry-tomato relish, chocolate nuts, cedar, and apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Roast Leg of Lamb, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, spicy, earth Spanish red tangy fruit and age-worthy tannins.

The Importer

Biagio Cru

The Importer
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Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
USA
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Other Spanish Red

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While there are several important red wine regions in Spain, such as Rioja, Priorat and Ribera del Duero, other regions are home to some distinctive wines. The largest of these is Castilla-La Mancha, neat the cities of Toledo and Madrid in central Spain. This is one of the largest expanses of vineyards in the world; red wines range from lighter-styled reds to Gran Riservas made from Tempranillo, much in the style of the best wines of Rioja. Wines from La Mancha are relative values.

Other regions include Catalonia in northeastern Spain where Penedès and Empordà wines originate as well as Alicante from the province of Valencia on Spain's south east coast.