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 Callet, Mallorca'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.
The red wine Ànima Negra ÀN has a bright, clean cherry colour with some ruby tinges.
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.
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.
Ànima Negra ÀN 2015:
Callet, Fogoneu & Manto Negro. Enterwine 92. Parker 91.
Ànima Negra ÀN 2014:
Ànima Negra ÀN 2013;
Blend of 95% Callet and 5% Fogoneu & Manto Negro.
Ànima Negra ÀN 2012:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Name of Award||No|
|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|
Slightly overpriced, but nevertheless very good. A little less oak would do it a huge good.
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.
A favourite from Majorca. Classy, bright and fragrant. Silky body, with a controlled use of oak. Spices, flowers and a long aftertaste.