Red Wine Espelt Terres Negres 2016

Red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Carignan & Grenache aged for 12 months in oak.

Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Carignan, Grenache Red,
Wineries: Celler Espelt
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Availability: In stock

€12.95
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The wine Espelt Terres Negres is produced by the Celler Espelt in the rugged, windswept region of L'Empordà, a northern Catalan region bordering France.

This Spanish red wine is made from a blend of 86% Carignan and 14% Lledonder Negre (Grenache), both coming from 60 to 80-year-old vines grown in slate and granite soils.

Manually harvested at their optimal ripening state, the grapes were gently crushed and fermented for 25 days with their skins. After that, this red wine from Empordà completed malolactic fermentation in oak barrels.

Then Espelt Terres Negres 2016 was aged for 12 months in new and used French oak barrels and oak vats. Finally, it was aged for a further 3 months on its lees, and for some months in the bottle before its commercial release.

Drink now to 2025. Decant 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Espelt Terres Negres has a very intense, bright, medium-high crimson-coloured robe with a violet rim.

Nose

Enticing notions of ripe black fruit, sweet spices, laurel, white pepper and menthol. On the background, this blend of Carignan & Grenache suggests some notes of toast, some mineral undertones and aromas of cocoa and freshly ground coffee.

Palate

Full-blown and intense, this red wine by Celler Espelt also has an extraordinary acidity that provides a rock-solid backbone. Delicious notions of cassis and blackberries, deep mineral undertones, some touches of Mediterranean garrigue, and a hint of toast and vanilla. Smooth, ripe tanins and long, balsamic finish.

Our personal opinion

Definitely not a showcase of Mediterranean bravura, Espelt Terres Negres 2016 has some complexity and inner drama. Amazing value with a good ageing potential. We suggest that you store some bottles for 3-4 years. 

OTHER VINTAGES

Espelt Terres Negres 2015:

Enterwine 90. Peñín 91.

Espelt Terres Negres 2014:

Peñín 90. Enterwine 90.

Espelt Terres Negres 2013:

Enterwine 92.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Cariñena 86%, Garnacha Tinta 14%.
Pairings Bull meat, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Goat cheese, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Stews, Vegetables, Vegitables sauces
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
Reviews
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Similar to a red wine from Priorat, but with a salty, marine touch to it. Deep and concentrated, I think it is very good.
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