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Castell del Remei Gotim Bru 2016

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Castell del Remei

The iconic Gotim Bru ... a defining wine of the region.

Meet the producer

Situated in the DO of Costers del Segre, 120 km northwest of Barcelona, Castell del Remei has been one of the pioneers...

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Production

Grapes are grown in the estates own vineyards in the province of Lleida. Situated at 270 metres above sea level, the area enjoys the benefits of the Mediterranean-continental climate. Winters are cold and often foggy, whilst summers are hot and temperatures of 38 degrees are not uncommon in August. Rainfall is limited yet the proximity of the sea (100km away) provides a refreshing maritime breeze called the 'Marinada' - this regulates the temperature of the vines. The estate is 400 hectares, with just 80 under vine; these are on average 20 years old. Vines are trained using the 'Royat double' system at a density of 2000 to 3800 plants per hectare, with yields of 6000 kilos per hectare. 'Gotim' meaning a selection of bunches and 'bru' meaning terroir. For this blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (15%) and Syrah (5%) - fermentation takes place in stainless steel; the wine is then transfered to American and French oak barrels for 10 months.

Tasting notes

An attractive, lifted nose with bright cherry, violet, plum, ripe blackcurrant, mocha and spicy oak characters. A dark fruit richness on the palate is balanced by fresh acidity and supple tannins, savoury notes and just a hint of liquorice.

Food match

Grilled meats, roast lamb, stews, rare steak.

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