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Les Cousins L'Antagonique

Les Cousins L'Antagonique
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Les Cousins L'Antagonique
White wine Young.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Macabeo,  Trepat,  Cariñena,  Garnacha Blanca,  Escanyavella
Designation of Origin: D.O.Q. Priorat
Production area: Catalonia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
White wine Young.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Macabeo,  Trepat,  Cariñena,  Garnacha Blanca,  Escanyavella
D.O.Q. Priorat (Catalonia)
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Characteristics of Les Cousins L'Antagonique

Les Cousins L'Antagonique is a white wine from the D.O Priorat produced by Les Cousins Marc & Adrià. This is a white wine made from red grapes, the varieties are Grenache (60%), Cariñena (30%), Grenache Blanc, Macabeo, Trepat and Escanyavella (10%).

Les Cousins Marc & Adrià is a winery that was founded by the desire of Marc and Adriá, two cousins that grew up on vineyards and have long since belonged to other projects such as Mas Martinet or Cims de Porrera.

The grapes originate from vines located from the town Porrera and its surrounding areas.

The climate is predominantly Mediterranean, moderate temperatures. The rains are very rare and are usually concentrated during the autumn months.

In Porrera, there is a wind named the "Garbinada", it originates from the sea bringing in humidity which delays the ripening period of the grapes.

After the normal harvest processes, the grapes for Les Cousins L'Antagonique are transported swiftly to the winery.

The must is fermented in stainless steel tanks, and before being bottled, the wine is aged for 4 months in used French oak barrels.

Serve at 9.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Vegetables, Creamed soups, Rice with meat, Risottos, Grilled vegetables

Tasting notes Les Cousins L'Antagonique

The Priorat region was marked by heavy drought and heat. Following an autumn and winter with normal temperatures and rainfall, spring began with an abnormal drought and high temperatures. Flowering was successful, occurring before the expected date, but the rains didn’t come. During the summer the high temperatures continued, and the lack of rainfall resulted in the earliest harvest in history. In general, the wines of this vintage are noted for their concentration, being less pronounced in wines produced with local varieties such as Grenache or Cariñena. Perfect for enjoying young, and with a medium aging capacity.
We present the new 2016 vintage, characterised by the wettest winterin the last five years. Not only did it rain in winter, but there was also wet weather up until summer arrived, especially inMarch and April. In summer everything changed, and it was one of the driest inhistory, with only 28 litres being recorded between July and October.If we compare the temperatures in 2012 and 2016, the 2016 crophad to endure a much colder winter than in 2012, which turned outto be positive, since the frost cleared the fields ofvine parasites. During the spring, lower temperaturesthan in 2012 were also recorded.Due to all these climatic conditions there was a delay insprouting, which began on March 28th, and which led to a delayin flowering of between three and four weeks.Once the summer arrived, the Priorat got all the luck, sincethe rains disappeared, while in the rest of Europethey were incessant. It was something that nobody expected considering thewinter we’d had. Taking into account the delay insprouting, the harvest started around mid-October on some ofthe estates.Obtaining fresh wines with an extraordinary acidity is dueto this long duration of the grape in the strain that has so characterisedthis vintage.
The vintage began in autumn in the best possible way, with good rainfalls that would fill the water reserves for optimal growth development. Winter was characterised by low temperatures and even snow covered some areas of Priorat. March started wet and cold, which delayed the budding of the vines. In mid-May, flowering was encouraged and was followed by a somewhat unstable June with several rainfalls.
Sight Pale yellow with golden tones. Attractive, clean and very shiny. Nose Intense with expressive notes of black fruit, white and yellow stone fruit. Citrus undertones on a aromatic herbal base. Taste Creamy and good unctuosity. The wine is embracing and fruity. Good acidity, fresh and deep with a long and persistent finish.
A year that started with some problems with the flowering but ended up being very good. Winter was colder and rainier than usual. Spring continued with days of low temperatures and a lot of water that delayed flowering and the consequent setting problems until the end of March, affected production. After a complicated year, when the summer began, the rains stopped and the temperatures rose, providing excellent ripening due to optimal rainfall during the year. The year has therefore been one of the best in recent years. Fluidity, acidity and concentration augur for a long life of the wines of this vintage.
Sight The tasting repport of this wine is being translated. Meanwhile, you can check the Spanish version.
Sight Pale yellow colour with golden reflections. Clean and very bright, abundant  tears on the glass. Nose Clean, intense, expressive, well-defined and fruity. Full of nuances. Black fruit (plums), yellow stone fruit (apricots), white fruit (pears, apples), citrus hints (lemon zest), tropical touches (banana), lightly toasted notes, aromatic herbs, dried fruits, biscuits. Taste After an intense and bulky attack, this wine is unctuous, creamy, rich and fruity on the palate, marked by a fantastic refreshing acidity, defined and deep. Long and persistent finish.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 91

Ratings for the vintages from D.O.Q. Priorat

2017 --
2016 --
2015 --
2014 --
2013 --
2012 Very Good
2011 Good
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Excellent
2000 Good
1999 Very good
1998 Excellent
1997 Good
1996 Excellent
1995 Excellent
1994 Very good
1993 Excellent
1992 Good
1991 Excellent
1990 Very good
1989 Very good
1988 Good
1987 Good
1986 Good
1985 Good
1984 Good
1983 Excellent
1982 Excellent
1981 Very good
1980 Satisfactory
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Designation of Origin D.O.Q. Priorat

Priorat is craftsmanship and tradition, old and robust vines that are grown and born deep inside the province of Tarragona. They are grown on slopes that are sleety with low fertility and difficult to grow in. In Priorat they produce great red wines of an excellent quality, a maroon colour, robust, dense and rich flavour, intense aromas and sometimes there are reflections present of minerals from the soils.

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Imágenes y situación D.O.Q. Priorat

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