Espelt Terres Negres 2016
Red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Carignan & Grenache aged for 12 months in oak.
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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.
The red wine Espelt Terres Negres has a very intense, bright, medium-high crimson-coloured robe with a violet rim.
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.
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.
Espelt Terres Negres 2015:
Enterwine 90. Peñín 91.
Espelt Terres Negres 2014:
Peñín 90. Enterwine 90.
Espelt Terres Negres 2013:
|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||12|
|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|
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