About This Wine...
In the Irish Daily Mail of 9th March, Tom Doorley sips “an earthy, spicy, warm Spanish red” that is Tomàs Cusiné Llebre.
In the Irish Examiner, February 2019, Leslie Williams writes that he loves “the bright juicy fruits found in the Mencía grape” really likes “the straightforward bright fruits in this entry version”
“hand-harvested and meticulously made, with ageing in French Oak, Llebre expresses a true Catalan terroir with a balsamic tone, a lean, taut, rocky mid-palate and a fine fresh finish.” Tomás Clancy, the Sunday Business Post of 2nd September
Round, soft and expressive. Dark red cherry colour with garnet edge. Clean, vivid nose with red fruit compote tones, sweeties, balsamics, spices, vanilla, white pepper, clove and oak tones well integrated. Velvety, fresh and elegant in the mouth with nice and gentle tannins and liquorice hints. Red fruit and spiced tones on the finish.
Drink between 16 and 18ºC
The vines are supported by vase and trellis, in a calcareous and franc-clay soil.
Hand harvested and cooled in cold-storage rooms before going through the selection table.
Fermentation takes place at a temperature of 22-24°C. There is a short skin soaking.
A three months ageing in French oak barrels.
Situated high in the mountains of Catalonia, Costers del Segre once had a proud tradition of producing wine. In recent years, Tomàs Cusiné has been behind virtually every new project in the region. In 2003 he finally decided to produce his own wine in the village of El Vilosell. He has planted a huge range of grape varieties, both local and international and has already won great acclaim for his complex, seductive wines.