Red Wine Negre dels Aspres 2016
Red wine from L'Empordà made from Carignan, Grenache and Syrah aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
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Harvested by hand and selected both in the vineyard and in the cellar, each grape variety was separately vinified. Carefully destemmed, the wine must was fermented and cold-macerated in stainless steel tanks for about 3 weeks.
After being drawn off, this red wine from Empordà was aged for 4 months and subsequently transferred into Allier French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 14 months.
Finally, Negre dels Aspres 2016 was clarified with egg whites prior to its bottling, and further aged for some months in the cellar prior to its release.
Production of 8,000 numbered bottles. Decant 1 hour before drinking.
Drink through 2026.
The red wine Negre dels Aspres has a medium-high, cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Characterful and terroir-oriented, this Empordà red wine smells of ripe black fruit, liquorice and white pepper. There are some mineral and stony remembranes, a lively note of Mediterranean garrigue and aromatic herbs, and some hints of cinnamon, clove, smoke and cocoa.
Delightfully rugged, authentic and intense, this wine by Vinyes dels Aspres is more fruit-driven on the palate, though after a while the Mediterranean herbs and the mineral remembrances take prominence. Its delicately warm character is nicely balanced by a crisp acidity, with some crunchy tannins and a stony and mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Bold, dramatic and spirited, Negre dels Aspres 2016 manages to combine robustness and freshness. A wine with a great personality indeed.
Negre dels Aspres 2013:Enterwine 92.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta, Cariñena, Syrah.|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Soup and rice, Steak Tartare, Stew|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|