Red Wine Negre dels Aspres 2019

Crianza red wine from L'Empordà. Blend of Lledoner Negre (Grenache), Merlot and Syrah aged for 14 months in French oak barrels from Allier.

Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels from Allier
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Merlot, Syrah,
Wineries: Vinyes dels Aspres
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Born in the windswept Catalan region of L'Empordà, Negre dels Aspres is a characterful Spanish red wine produced by Vinyes dels Aspres.

Made from Lledoner Negre (the local name for Grenache), Syrah and Merlot, the grapes are sourced from several plots of vines with different soil compositions aged 10 to 35 years.

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 macerated in stainless steel tanks for 25 days.

After being drawn off, this red wine from Empordà was aged for 4 months. Then it was transferred into Allier French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 14 months.

Finally, Negre dels Aspres 2019 was clarified with egg whites prior to its bottling, and further aged for some months in the cellar prior to its release.

It is important to decant this Crianza red wine 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Negre dels Aspres is medium purple with a garnet rim.


Characterful and terroir-oriented, this blend of Grenache, Merlot and Syrah brigns aromas 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, smoke and cocoa.


Pleasantly rugged, with just the degree of rusticity to keep it being stimulating all along. Besides, this wine of the Vinyes dels Aspres winery is fruit-driven and delicious. 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 flavourful, Negre dels Aspres 2019 manages to balance robustness and freshness.


Negre dels Aspres 2018:

Enterwine 91.

Negre dels Aspres 2017:

Enterwine 92.

Negre dels Aspres 2016:

Enterwine 91.

Negre dels Aspres 2013:

Enterwine 92.

Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
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 from Allier
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 48%, Syrah 32%, Merlot 20%.
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Duck, Game animals, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Soup and rice
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
2 Reviews
superb Emporda
Charcoal, chocolate, bouquet garni and cherries. Bone dry, the huge bones and high density is redeemed by a killer acidity. Stupendous wine.
Review by (Posted on 1 April 2019)
Super nice value. International style with a local, earthy twist. Really delivers for the money.
Review by (Posted on 16 April 2018)
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