2020 Enate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
The classic blend of grapes, but in Enates style. So with the utmost care for the grapes - hand-picked and destemmed. The grape varieties are pressed separately and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 26 degrees Celsius. Malolactic fermentation is followed by a 6-month wood aging in 225 liter French and American oak barrels. And you notice that. It gives the wine its character and depth. Bomb full of blackcurrants and blackberries, the seductive scent of violets and that little bit of vanilla. Intense, dark purple color. Complex wine with notes of black currant, blackberry, vanilla, a pepper and spices and what we especially like is the good balance in the acids. Already more than fine to drink but will develop further. The Enate wines are famous all over the world and the labels are made by Spain's best visual artists. A lot of wine for the money.
Enate is a modern Bodega from Somontano in northern Spain. Enate is located in the village of Salas Bajas, in Somontano, which is located in the northeast of Spain, a good distance from the coast. The leafy landscape can be quite rough, which fully confirms the name Somontano - under the mountains. The local wine growers have had to lobby for a long time to obtain their DO status, but they did manage in the end. Since then, Somontano has been a big name in Spanish wine growing. So enate wines come from a good family. The area where the grape for the Enate wine is grown is characterized by above average rainfall and an abundance of rivers and streams. All that water is good for the soil, which consists largely of clay and sandstone. The nearby Pyrenees give the weather a certain capriciousness. At night it is surprisingly cold, while the sun can scorch in the afternoon. Those 2 extremes give the grapes used for the Enate wine a good balance of acids and sugars.
Despite the relatively young age of this bodega, founded in 1991, it is already one of the most prestigious wineries in Spain. In addition to the quality of the wines, Enate stands out for its sampling. Spanjes' best contemporary visual artists make the labels. ENATE's mission is to make high-quality and premium wines from the best grapes of Somontano, with respect for the ancient local traditions and using the latest technology.
This company with 500 ha of vineyards has a clear philosophy: the Nozaleda family wants to make the best wines from the Denominación Somontano. Oenologist Jesús Artajona translates this philosophy into wine. Bodega Enate concentrates on the international grape varieties Merlot, Cabernet and Chardonnay and the Spanish royal grape Tempranillo. The company makes 85% red wine, 10% white wine and 5% rosé. The vineyards are located at the foot of the Pyrenees at an altitude of 550-600 m above sea level. The climate is Atlantic. This means high temperatures during the day (34-35 ° C) and strong cooling at night (17-18 ° C), ideal for the growth of the grapes.
The establishment of the winery also went its own way: the main building is multifunctional and was designed with the aim of uniting spectacular architecture with the wine world. This gives Enate a lot of attention from mountain hikers and curious wine lovers. The objective of bringing art and wine together is reflected in the labels of the bottles. It shows works of art from the Spanish art avant-garde (Antonio Saura, Eduardo Chillida, Antoni Tàpies and many others). The collection of own labels is exhibited in the winery's own gallery.
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|Type of Wine
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
|Drinking as of
|Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
|Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag