An excellent value from the southern Catalan region of Terra Alta, defined by Decanter Magazine as "a great source of high-quality values", Bàrbara Forés Negre is a Spanish red wine made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan.
Coming from vineyards located near Gandesa, the capital city, the grapes were meticulously selected and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
After that, Bàrbara Forés Negre 2016 was aged for 12 months in 300-litre French oak barrels from Allier.
Drink this red wine from Terra Alta by Bàrbara Forés winery until 2024.
The wine Bàrbara Forés Negre has a cherry colour with some ruby glints and a violet rim.
Juicy, fruit-driven, and expressive, the blend of Grenache, Carignan & Syrah suggests aromas of ripe strawberries, blackcurrants and cassis, alongside notes of aromatic herbs, toast and spices. There is a dim mineral background with a smokey touch.
This wine of the Bàrbara Forés winery is intense and well-crafted, with a high acidity and some crunchy tannins. There are some remembrances of wild berries, herbs de Provence, spices and undergrowth. Medium, balsamic finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Fresh and savoury, Bàrbara Forés Negre 2016 is a great BBQ wine from Terra Alta.
Bàrbara Forés Negre 2014:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes 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 from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta 60%, Syrah 20%, Cariñena 20%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted turkey, Roasted white meats, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Fresh and dry, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Barbecue, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
Excellent pick. The wine delivers real quality for the price you pay.
When I first tasted this wine I could hardly believe the price. Almost as intense a Priorat, though less characteristic, it is incredibly good anyway.