Red Wine Pardas Negre Franc 2018

Organic red wine from Penedès. Blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 10 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Wineries: Celler Pardas
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Celler Pardas, Pardas Negre Franc is a Bordeaux blend made from certified organic vineyards situated in DO Penedès.

This blended Spanish red wine is composed of 76% Cabernet Franc and 24% Cabernet Sauvigon. The Cab. Franc grapes come from two parcels: Vinya de la Barraca, planted in 1996, and Les Obagues Velles, planted in 1998. The Cab. Sauvignon grapes are sourced solely from the first parcel. Both are farmed following environmentally friendly procedures, using no pesticides or chemical herbicides whatsoever.

The two grape varieties of this Penedès red wine were separately harvested and vinified. Fully destemmed, they were fermented and macerated in centenary concrete tanks lined with resin for 17 to 18 days.

After that, Pardas Negre Franc 2018 completed a spontaneous malolactic fermentation, and then it was transferred into 300 and 500-litre French oak barrels, where it was aged for 10 months. It was delicately filtered prior to its bottling on the 10th and 11th of August 2020.

Aerate this Crianza red wine some time before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Pardas Negre Franc is medium ruby with some violet reflections and a garnet rim.


Intense and rather deep, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc shows a rich combination of black fruit, some vegetal and mineral undertones, suggestions of dry earth and balsam, and some hints of spices.


Bold and palate-coating, this wine of Celler Pardas also has precision and focus. Remembrances of Havanna cigars, green bell pepper, spices, red berries, incense and menthol. Good acidity, crunchy tannins and long finish.

Our personal opinion

The reasonably priced Pardas Negre Franc 2018 proves, yet again, that the Bordeaux varieties perform excellently in Penedès.


Pardas Negre Franc 2017:

Enterwine 91.

Pardas Negre Franc 2015:

Enterwine 91.

Pardas Negre Franc 2011:

Same blend with Sumoll. Enterwine 91.

Pardas Negre Franc 2010:

Blend of Cabernet Franc (66%), Cabernet Sauvignon (23%) and Sumoll (11%). Peñín 93, Parker 90.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 10
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Cabernet Franc 76%, Cabernet Sauvignon 24%.
Pairings Bull meat, Cold meats, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
1 Review
negre frach
2 Cabs and... Sumoll? It sounds strange, but now, after 7 years, it works surprisingly good.
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