Red Wine En Números Vermells Etiqueta Negra 2020
Crianza red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache, Hairy Grenache and Carignan aged for 13 months in French oak barrels.
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Bodega En Números Vermells, the personal project of winemaker Silvia Puig, is the producer of En Números Vermells Etiqueta Negra, a top-notch, under-the-radar Spanish red wine from DOQ Priorat.
A totally indigenous blend of Grenache, Hairy Grenache and Carignan, the grapes are sourced from vineyards planted on steep slate slopes near Torroja and Bellmunt del Priorat.
Hand-picked and selected on site, the grapes were vinified in new and 2nd year French oak barrels and clay vessels.
After a long post-fermentation maceration, the red wine En Números Vermells Etiqueta Negra 2020 was aged for 13 months in the barrels.
Given its depth and concentration, it is crucial to decant this Crianza red wine 1 hour before drinking at the very least.
As usual, the production of the 2020 vintage was extremely low: only 1,492 bottles.
This red wine from Priorat should evolve nicely in the bottle.
The red wine En Números Vermells Etiqueta Negra is deep purple with some violet and reddish reflections.
Tight and packed with information, this blend of Grenache, Hairy Grenache and Carignan is deeply mineral and smokey, with notes of crushed shale and wet stones, intense aromas of blueberries and strawberry fruits, and hints of bitter cocoa, flowers, liquorice and ground coffee. An impressive complexity indeed!
Definitely rich, but not jammy or overripe, this red wine of En Números Vermells really needs some time to unfurl. Impressively balanced, with powdery tannins and a linear, metallic acidity. Smoked black fruit, bitter cocoa and herbs de Provence, giving way to a long finish with a berryish and bitter aftertaste.
|Our personal opinion||
A small-production gem from Priorat, En Números Vermells Etiqueta Negra 2020 is a terrific wine.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||13|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta y Garnacha Peluda 70%, Cariñena 30%.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, bluefish, Bull meat, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled white meats, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted chicken, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Stews, Vegetables|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|