Red Wine Negre de Negres 2018

Organic red wine from Priorat. Blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 15 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Alfredo Arribas
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Availability: In stock

€21.15
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This organic Spanish red wine is produced by Alfredo Arribas through the Clos del Portal brand in the DOQ Priorat.

A blend of different grape varieties, the main ingredient of Negre de Negres is Grenache, but it also has small amounts of Carignan and Syrah.

The small vineyards are located in the heart of Priorat, between the towns of El Lloar and Bellmunt, occupying the rugged terrain between the valley of Siurana river and the Montsant mountains.

The vines are located at an altitude over 250 meters, with a Mediterranean climate with continental characteristics; soils are poor in organic matter, and are basically constituted by black and red slate.

The harvest of Negre de Negres 2018 was done by hand. The winemaking began with a short pre-fermentation maceration to avoid excessive concentration. Fermented at a controlled temperature using indigenous yeasts, the wine was then aged for 15 months in French oak vats, and also in new and mostly 2nd year French oak barrels. During the process, the wine was drawn-off once. Finally, it was bottle with only a slight clarification.

Decant this red wine from Priorat a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Negre de Negres has a cherry red colour with some violet tinges.

Nose

This blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah has a fresh aromatic expression defined by a distinctive mineral character. Notes of ripe red and black fruit, combined with toasted nuances, spices and hints of thyme, rosemary and lavender; on the background, there is a touch of liquorice as well as some mineral remembrances, typical of Priorat.

Palate

Soft and gentle entrance. This Crianza red wine of Alfredo Arribas is defined by notes of black and red fruit, as well as by remembrances of sweet spices, coffee, and black chocolate. Silky and sweet tannins. Persistent and elegant finish with some creamy and smokey suggestions and a long, mineral aftertaste.

Our personal opinion

Right now, Negre de Negres 2018 from Priorat is already a deep and expressive wine. However, it will surely improve over the years, so it would be a good idea to store a couple of bottles to check its evolution.

OTHER VINTAGES

Negre de Negres 2017:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 93.

Negre de Negres 2016:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 93.

Negre de Negres 2015:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.

Negre de Negres 2014:

Parker 91. Peñín 93. Enterwine 94.

Negre de Negres 2013:

Peñín 93.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta, Cariñena, Syrah, Otras variedades tintas.
Pairings Aged cheeses, Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
black to black
Value
Imposing wine, but not bombastic. It has truth and substance in it. It still needs a good 4 years.
Review by (Posted on 19 July 2018)
Intense Priorat
Value
A serious Priorat indeed!! Fruit, character and terroir. I'd suggest storing a bottle for a few years. This is almost a newborn.
Review by (Posted on 14 August 2017)
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