D.O. COSTERS DEL SEGRE- SPAIN
Region/ Sub Region: Spain, Catalonia, Costers del Serge D.O.
Grapes: 35% Garnacha, 35% Tempranillo, 15% Syrah and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Soil: Calcareous (chalky) with Limestone.
Vinification: Harvested at the end September through October, all done by hand. Grapes are de-stemmed, gentle press and short maceration. Varietals fermented separately in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: 10 months in primarily 225L French oak barrels.
Nose: Powerful, complex aromas. Notes of red fruit preserves, toffee, sweet spices, herbs, and toasted notes evoke its time in cask.
Taste: Sweet, voluptuous, mouth feel. Well-structured tannins fill the palate. Good acidity throughout, adding freshness. Very long, balanced finish with hints of dried fruit, and wafers.
Color: Black cherry, medium intensity, with garnet highlights.
Gastronomy: Great paired with beef, lamb, spicy food, and tapas.
Gotim Bru translates to “a bunch of red grapes” in Catalan language.
Talking About the Wines:
-A View From The Cellar, Oct ’19 gave 89 points to 2017 Gotim Bru (red).” The 2017 Gotim Bru from Castell del Remei is composed of a blend of twenty-five percent garnaxta, thirteen percent cabernet sauvignon, eight percent syrah, nine percent merlot and forty-five percent tempranillo and comes in listed at an even fourteen percent octane. The wine is aged in French oak casks for ten months, but I am not sure what percentage is renewed each year. The bouquet is deep, sappy and ripe, but not overripe in personality, offering up scents of black cherries, sweet dark berries, woodsmoke, a bit of roasted meats, garrigue and a touch of spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and nicely plush on the attack, with a lovely core of fruit, moderate tannins and a long, complex and well-balanced finish. This is a well-made wine that is approachable today, but will be even more interesting with a few years in the cellar to let the tannins soften up a bit more on the backend.”
-Vinous Media “Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, by Josh Raynolds, Apr ’19 gave 90 points to Castell Del Remei 2015 Gotim Bru. "Lurid ruby. Smoke-tinged cherry, blueberry and licorice scents are sharpened by a peppery nuance and pick up a hint of pungent flowers with air. Offers supple, appealingly sweet black/blue fruit and spicecake flavors that are given spine and lift by juicy acidity. The floral quality comes back on the persistent finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a suggestion of succulent herbs."
-Vinous Media “Mediterranean Spain: Diversity and Consistency, by Josh Raynolds, Apr ’19 gave 90 points to Castell Del Remei 2016 Gotim Bru. "Brilliant violet color. Displays lively, spice-accented cherry and cassis qualities on the fragrant nose, along with hints of smokiness and licorice that build steadily with air. Sweet and seamless in texture, offering pliant black/blue fruit flavors and a touch of candied flowers. Shows very good energy and lingering sweetness on the finish, which is given shape by smooth, even tannins."