Acusp, another exclusive wine from the Castell d’Encús winery, owned by the magnificent winemakerRaül Bobet, of which only 200 bottles have been put up for sale.
It is a monovarietal of Pinot Noir grapes planted at an altitude of 1000 metres in the Pallars Jussà, in the Pyrenees of Lleida. These vineyards are some of the highest planted vineyards in Spain.
The grapes are harvested manually with small boxes of 10 kg of grapes from their own vineyard. 100% of the wine has undergone malolactic fermentation in barrels.
It has a ripe pomegranate color.
In nose it gives floral notes (flower of vine, jasmine…) and red fruit like strawberry and raspberry.
In the mouth it has a silky entrance with good acidity and a long finish.
The aftertaste is varietal with notes of undergrowth.
This wine has not been filtered or stabilized and therefore precipitate may appear. It is recommended to decant it before serving.
Since its first vintage, 2008, the Acusp has been collecting magnificent scores from the most renowned wine critics, such as the great world wine guru Robert Parker, or as the Spanish wine specialist José Peñín.