Tomàs Cusiné Geol 2017 is a coupage of Carignan, Merlot and Cabernet from old vines that are at a height of 712 metres, grown organically and with CCPAE certification. It was harvested manually in boxes and the entire bunch was refrigerated, with a strict selection on a double selection table. The fermentation and maceration were carried out in 5,000 L tanks to later be aged in 600 L first-year French oak barrels. During the fermentation, native yeasts from the vineyard were inoculated. It has been aged in first and second year fine grain French oak barrels for 14 months.
TASTING NOTES (Published in El Club October 2020)
Tomàs Cusiné Geol 2017 has a seductive deep garnet red colour with tile reflections. On the nose it is very refined and elegant with a symphony of aromas of red and black fruits at the right point of ripeness, at the end there is a seductive floral memory of violet and Mediterranean undergrowth herbs such as rosemary and dried laurel. On the palate it has volume and weight, with a silky texture formed by round and polished tannins that caress the tongue as it passes. Fresh, harmonious and elegant, at the end it shows blackberries, roasted coffee and black pepper notes. A full-bodied red wine perfect to accompany Iberian sausages, dishes of stewed or roasted red meat, poultry such as duck breast, game, mountain rice and cured goat or sheep cheeses. To be enjoyed now and for the next 7 years, served between 15 and 17ºC in the Cabernet / Merlot glass from the Vinum series by Riedel (6416/0) or in the New World Syrah glass from the Veritas series by Riedel (6449/30 ).
For Tomàs Cusiné, Geol 2017 is “the essence of Les Garrigues”.