The Vinya La Scala Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva by Jean Leon is a fascinating, excellent and varietal red wine from the Spanish DO Penedès region.
In the glass, this wine shines in a rich garnet red with deep cherry-red reflections. The expressive bouquet is carried by varietal aromas - juicy berries (currants, raspberries and blueberries) meet notes of precious woods and hints of spices. The palate is also pampered by the aromas of the nose. The body is wonderfully elegant and convinces with an unforgettable complexity. The texture is wonderfully soft and harmonizes perfectly with the balanced tannin structure and the delicately spicy roasted notes. The finale comes with a pleasantly persistent length.
Vinification of the Vinya La Scala Cabernet Sauvignon Gran ReservaThe
single layer Vinya La Scala is interspersed with barren, rocky soils and has a size of 8 hectares.
After the careful harvesting and section of the grapes, the harvested material is mashed in the Jean Leon winery for 2 weeks. This is followed by classical fermentation and biological acid degradation in stainless steel tanks. This wine is then aged for a total of 2 years in French oak barriques. For the harmonious overall picture, this Spanish red wine rests on the bottle for another 5 years before it leaves the winery.
Food recommendation for the Jean Leon Gran Reserva Vinya La Scala Cabernet Sauvignon
Enjoy this dry red wine from Spain with hearty spiced meat dishes - especially with beef fillet in a herb coat on dark sauce levels - or with duck and goose. Or pass this wine to medium-strength and smoked cheeses. We recommend decanting this red wine before enjoying it.
Awards for the Vinya La Scala Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon Jean Leon
James Suckling: 94 points for 2012
|Sub region:||Penedès DO (ES)|
|Occasion & Theme:||Gift for good friends , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner , Christmas|
|Ageing in:||small barrel|
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||Gran Reserva , D.O. Denominación de Origen|
|Awards:||James Suckling - 94 Punkte|
|Maturation:||French Oak , Barrique 225 l|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||24|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , cooked fruits , dřevité|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||samtig , dicht|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Stil:||Alte Welt , komplex|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , spicy food|
|Flaschendesign & Ausstattung:||Bordeauxflasche , modern|
|Flaschengröße in l:||0,75|
|Lagerfähigkeit in Jahren ab JG:||20|
|Alcohol % ABV:||14,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Inverkehrbringer:||Bodega Jean Leon - ES-ECO-019-CT - Chateau Leon s/n - 08775 Torrelavit - Barcelona - Spanien|