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Ànima Negra ÀN 2016

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€34.90

Ànima Negra ÀN 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 13.5

Score

92
Enterwine Score 92
92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock

€34.90
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Details

A rather unique wine, Ànima Negra ÀN was born with the aim of highlighting the remarkable qualities of the indigenous grapes from Mallorca.

Produced by Ànima Negra Viticultors, the 2016 vintage of this Spanish red wine is, for the first time, a single varietal CalletMallorca's most important native variety. Thus, the wine highlights more than ever its uncompromisingly local character.

All of the grapes come from vines between 40 and 60 years of age planted in poor soils with an abundance of ferric oxide.

Harvested by hand in little boxes, once in the cellar the grape bunches were destemmed and vinified in concrete tanks and in wooden vats.

After that, 60% of Ànima Negra ÀN 2016 completed malolactic fermentation in oak barrels, and the rest in concrete tanks.

Finally, this wine labeled as VT Mallorca was aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.

Before its commercial release, it was aged for a further 2 months in tanks.

Decant this red wine from Mallorca 1 hour before drinking.

Drink now until 2026.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Ànima Negra ÀN has a bright, clean cherry colour with some ruby tinges.

Nose

This top-notch single varietal Callet from Mallorca has a rather unique aromatic profile. Expressive aromas of Mediterranean underbrush, red fruit, wet earth, fresh tobacco, black olives, chocolate, toast, flowers, and some dim mineral notions.

Palate

Classy and sophisticated, with a substantial volume, a first class acidity and plenty of room for growth.  This wine by Ànima Negra Viticultors has a detailed and intricate texture, with a lush passage through the palate, excellent definition and abundant information. Remembrances of pipe tobacco, lavender, fennel, rosemary, wild berries and toast. Long, balsamic finish.

Our personal opinion

One of Mallorca's most representative wines, Ànima Negra ÀN 2016 is something quite special. It is worth considering, though, that this Crianza red wine needs some years to perform at its best.

OTHER VINTAGES

Ànima Negra ÀN 2015:

Callet, Fogoneu & Manto Negro. Enterwine 92. Parker 91.

Ànima Negra ÀN 2014:

Enterwine 92.

Ànima Negra ÀN 2013;

Blend of 95% Callet and 5% Fogoneu & Manto Negro.

Ànima Negra ÀN 2012:

Parker 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. VT Mallorca
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal Callet
Percentage of variety No
Pairings Bull meat, Civet, Cured cheeses, Majorcan cuisine, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. an review by Great performance on 3/15/2019
    Value

    Slightly overpriced, but nevertheless very good. A little less oak would do it a huge good.

  2. anima negra review by Atreyu on 7/2/2018
    Value

    Big fan of mallorca wines. This and Gallinas y focas I have found particularly interesting. This has more substance and it will live in the bottle a good 6 years.

  3. black label review by Colin ET on 11/6/2017
    Value

    A favourite from Majorca. Classy, bright and fragrant. Silky body, with a controlled use of oak. Spices, flowers and a long aftertaste.

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