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  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    2025-2050
  • Food Pairing

    Grilled Beef Tenderloin with roasted bellpeppers, Aged Cheddar & Roasted venison

The Story

Reserva Real was created after his majesty King Don Juan Carlos visited our winery in 1995, and was treated to one of the most exclusive and limited production wines in Spain.

Appellation: DO Penedès

Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc

Origin: It is created from the best Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes from our small vineyard Agulladolç, which is also home to a beautiful 11th century Romanesque hermitage. After 18 months in new French oak barrels, and thanks to the great quality of the tannins in this wine.

Producer's Tasting Notes: Fresh, intense, complex aroma with notes of jams (blackberry, cherry) and leather. Superb body on the palate, with silky tannins, exquisitely developing at length in the mouth.

Serving suggestions: Excellent with meat dishes such as roasts or the stews typical of Mediterranean cuisine, meat braised in tomato and pepper sauce or cooked with aromatic herbs and spices (thyme, oregano, rosemary, laurel and pepper).

Estate of origin: Les Arnes

Location: Mediona, Alt Penedès – Catalunya

Year vines planted: 1981

Surface area: 4 ha. (10 acres)

Elevation: 365 m

Slope: 5-10%

Orientation: East

Yield: 4000 Kg/ha.

Soil: Moderately deep silurian quartzite slate soils with a texture rich in sand and gravel, well drained, with moderate water holding capacity.

Rainfall: Annual average precipitation (historical): 539 mm

Temperature: Annual average temperature (historical): 15.1ºC

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Wine Information

The vintage: Overall, 2016 was a normal year in terms of temperature.That being said, the growth season was cold, save for the ripening period, which was normal. As for rainfall, 2016 was a dry year, both during the vegetative cycle and fruit maturation. It is worth noting that the summer monthswere very dry, with the June through August period receiving 75% less rain than usual.

Winemaking: Number of days of skin contact: Between 15-20 days / Number of days of fermentation: 7 days / Fermentation temperature: 26°C

Ageing: During 18 months in new French oak barrels

Alcohol level: 14.5%

pH: 3.33

Total acidity: 5.91 g/L (tartaric a.)

Residual sugar: 0.4 g/L

Cellaring: Due to the excellent quality of its tannins, it will mature beautifully for the next 15–20 years.

Production:  2.229 normal bottles, 115 Magnums and 16 Jeroboams

Rainfall: Annual total precipitation (current vintage): 647 mm

Temperature: Annual average temperature (current vintage): 14.9ºC

Awards:

Vintage 2015:

97 points, JamesSuckling.com 2019

95 points, Decanter 2019

92 points, Wine Advocate (Luís Gutierrez) 2019

92 points, Wine Spectator 2019

 

Vintage 2013:

95 points, JamesSuckling.com 2019

 

Vintage 2012:

97 points, Decanter Wine Awards 2019

96 points, Decanter 2018

96 points, JamesSuckling.com 2018

92 points, Wine Advocate 2018

95 points, Decanter Wine Awards 2017

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Average Bottle Price

2020
140€

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Intense purple colour with violet hue and black core. Initially closed character, opening up slowly, displaying a multi-layered nose with aroma reminiscent of dark berries, ripe blackcurrants, blackcurrant spurs, sweet elder berries, elegant toasting aroma and hints of mild spices and very fine leather in the background. On the palate tightly woven, rich character with elegant structure, intense yet mature tannins, fine acidity, ripe dark berries, plums and black cherries, hints of mild spices lingering in the aftertaste. Excellent length and balance.

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Origin

Catalunya, Penedès

Drinking temperature

17-18C

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