Red Wine Isabel Negra 2018
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Elegant and confidential, Isabel Negra is produced by Raventós i Blanc in DO Penedès. The grapes are sourced from vineyards composed of limestone soils peppered with marine fossils.
The composition of the 2018 vintage of this Spanish red wine is a totally indigenous blend of 50% Sumoll and 50% Grenache. This is an excellent combination in that Sumoll is a high acid variety, while Grenache is lush and fruit-forward.
The grapes were harvested by hand, meticulously selected and cold-macerated. Then this red wine from Penedès went through alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
After that, Isabel Negra 2018 was aged for 8 months in French oak barrels. Then was blended and aged for a further 8 months in the bottle before hitting the market.
Aerate this Crianza red wine some time before drinking.
The red wine Isabel Negra is deep ruby with a reddish rim.
This blend of Sumoll and Grenache has a precise and polished nose. Juicy aromas of strawberries, mulberries and raspberries, with notes red peppercorn, flowers, spices and aromatic herbs.
This wine of Raventós i Blanc is crisp and very fresh. Excellent balance between fruit and oak, with a citrusy acidity, a lively mid-palate and a long finish with some remembrances of flowers, herbs and sour cherries.
|Our personal opinion||
The excellent Isabel Negra 2018 will give a classy touch to any meal.
Isabel Negra 2016:
Same blend with Carignan. Enterwine 92.
Isabel Negra 2012:
Blend of Grenache, Monastrell and Syrah. Enterwine 91.
Isabel Negra 2011:
Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Enterwine 90.
Isabel Negra 2010:
Cabernet Sauvignon & Monastrell. Peñín 90.
Isabel Negra 2009:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell & Syrah.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Percentage of variety||Sumoll 50%, Garnacha Tinta 50%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured duck breast, Grilled red meats, Paté, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Stews, Vegitables sauces, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|