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Characteristics of Benvingut!
Benvingut is a red wine from the Penedès region and is produced by Can Descregut. The Can Descregut winery practises ecological agriculture and is certified by the CCPAE (Consell Català de la Producció Agrària Ecològica). This certificaiton validates that the winery is respectful to the environment and grows vines without using herbicides or insecticides.
This wine is made from only grapes of the Merlot (100%) variety, taken from vineyards planted 20 years ago, situated 2km from the winery and 250 metres above se level.
The climate in the zone is mediterranean. That is to say, it is mild and warm due to the influence of the sea. As for the production process, pre-fermentation takes place at around 14ºC. After this, maceration fermentation takes place for 3 weeks and the maolactic fermentation is in stainless Steel. Finally, Benvingut agees for 6 months in french oak barrels.
Roasted red meats, Mature cheese, Cold meat, Semi-mature Cheese, White roasted meat, Pasta with meat sauce
SightAn intense cherry red colour with violet-red rims. Medium-high robe. Bright, slow-falling tears show on the glass.NoseClean, penetrating aromas rich in nuances, especially red and black forest fruits (cherries, raspberry jam). Nuances of its ageing in the barrel are also noticed, and a very nice vegetal background, bringing a balsamic freshness.TasteOn the palate this wine shows volume and average warmth. It has a rich texture and a velvety feel. It is elegant, fruity and long with smooth tannins and a refreshing acidity.
Today, the D.O Penedès is experimenting with viticulture and winemaking like no other region in Spain, home to a vast range of different grape varieties. The region is home to traditional white and red varieties, foreign ones, noble ones, permitted grapes, experimental grapes, and those that demostrate intrinsic qualities. As well as the grapes, the production techniques used are also worth noting, the location of the vineyards, the yields per hectare, the wines produced using traditional, original or even exclusive blends, the different ageing times, as well as the complexity of the different barrels used! But the reality is, given the vast diversity, it can be difficult to pinpoint what really defines a wine from Penedès, since there are so many types of wines and wineries in the region. However, the common denominator of all the wines from Penedès continues to be balance and quality.
Can Descregut the farmhouse was built in the early nineteenth century. This house is in the middle of the flat Penedés between Vilobí i Font-Rubí. The cellar of the house Pairal is complemented by a modern winery that has the most modern winemaking technology to produce their wines. They own vineyards with varieties such as "what Xarel", the "Macabeu, the Parellada, Chardonnay, Merlot, etc ...