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
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
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%
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
97 points, JamesSuckling.com 2019
95 points, Decanter 2019
92 points, Wine Advocate (Luís Gutierrez) 2019
92 points, Wine Spectator 2019
95 points, JamesSuckling.com 2019
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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