Acusp

75 cl

This wine is made from 100% Pinot Noir from vineyards at a very high altitude - 1,000 metres above sea level.

  • €45.00
Acusp

This wine is made from 100% Pinot Noir from vineyards at a very high altitude - 1,000 metres above sea level.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Floral notes with some spicy tones, as well as red fruit such as strawberries and raspberries
Palate Silky in the mouth with a finish of some yeast and stone notes on the finish
Colour Garnet
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Alcohol % 13.5%
Estate/Producer Castell d'Encus
Country Spain
Region/AOC Catalunya
Vintage 2013
Making Techniques Hand harvested using small 10kg boxes, from a single estate. Located at the top of a mountain with altitude of 1000m. Partially fermented using syne vats, first used by monks in the XII century. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels for 11 months.
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 2015 - 93 Points "One of the best wines produced with the finicky Pinot Noir grape in Spain, the 2013 Acusp was sourced from vines planted in 2003 at 1,000 meters altitude in a cold region from a very cold vintage that was part fermented in the old stone pools. The wine went through malolactic and 11 months aging in new French oak barrels. Despite all that, it feels fully ripe with some creamy notes and aromas of wild berries and spices. It is still a baby and showing the effect of the élevage, as is usually the case with this wine when so young. The texture is silky, the tannins are ultra-polished and it has good acidity with quite primary flavors that are precise and clean, more Pinot Noir than Costers del Segre. A very pleasant Pinot that needs to develop more nuances in bottle. 11,800 bottles."
International Wine Challenge Silver Medal. ‘An elegant, silky style of Pinot, full of gentle raspberry and cherry fruit and wild herbs. Subtle, pretty wine with a soft finish.’
Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze Medal

Tags: spanish wine, catalan wine, pinot noir, high altitude