Red Wine Clua Il·lusió Negre 2020

Red wine from Terra Alta. Blend of Grenache and Hairy Grenache fermented and aged for 9 months in French oak vats.

Crianza. 9 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Terra Alta
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Peluda, Grenache Red,
Wineries: Celler Xavier Clua
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Celler Xavier Clua, this Spanish red wine from DO Terra Alta is quite interesting.

A blend of Grenache and Hairy Grenache, Clua Il·lusió Negre is made from vineyards located in Vilalba dels Arcs, province of Tarragona.

Picked by hand and meticulously selected, the grapes were macerated and fermented in 5,000 litre French oak vats. After that, Clua Il·lusió Negre 2020 was aged for 9 months before bottling.

Aerate this Crianza red wine 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Clua Il·lusió Negre is medium ruby with some garnet tinges.


Aging in huge oak vats instead of traditional oak barrels has certainly benefited this blend of Grenache and Hairy Grenache. All sorts of red fruit (raspberries, cherries, redcurrants...), with remembrances of flowers and aromatic herbs, and a brushtroke of Eastern spices over a mineral background.


Again, this wine of Celler Xavier Clua is round, pleasant and lifted. Cherry fruit, wild flowers and undergrowth, with slim tannins and excellent acidity. Long, gently mineral finish.

Our personal opinion

The wine Clua Il·lusió Negre 2020 shows that the Terra Alta region hides many surprises.


Clua Il·lusió Negre 2019:

Enterwine 92.

Clua Il·lusió Negre 2018:

Enterwine 92.

Year 2020
Type Red
D.O. Terra Alta
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 9
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 50%, Garnacha Peluda 50%.
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Game animals, Goat cheese, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews, Stuffed Chicken
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
no complaints
Surprisingly good, not a fruit bomb, but showing some nuance and unexpected notes.
Review by (Posted on 24 January 2023)
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