Isabel Negra 2012 is a confidential, impressively elegant Spanish red wine from Penedès produced by the Raventós i Blanc winery.
The grapes were harvested by hand and meticulously selected.
Then they were cold-macerated and underwent both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
After that, the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and blended.
Finally, this red wine from Penedès by Raventós i Blanc was aged for a further 12 months in the bottle prior to its release.
Decant 1 hour before drinking.
Drink now until 2021.
Isabel Negra has a medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
This red wine from Penedès has a precise, polished nose. Juicy aromas of red and black fruit, combined with notes of Havanna cigars, cocoa, menthol, toast, white pepper, cedar and blue flowers.
Elegant, silky and showing a remarkable improvement potential. This red wine by Raventós i Blanc is well-defined, with a tense acidity and savoury tannins. Excellent balance between fruit and oak. Long finish with some balsamic and spicy remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Isabel Negra 2012 will provide a classy touch to any meal.
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|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Garnacha Tinta: 48%, Syrah: 45%, Monastrell: 7%|
|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|
Little-known red wine from Penedès that will blow your mind away. Such elegance and depth!! 5 stars!!