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 this red wine Negre de Negres 2016 by Portal del Priorat 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 12 months in 2nd year French oak barrels. During the process, the wine was drawn-off once. Finally, it was bottle with only a slight clarification.
Drink this red wine from Priorat until 2025.
Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Negre de Negres has a cherry red colour with some violet tinges.
This red wine from Priorat 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, emerges a touch of liquorice as well as some remembrances of wet earth.
Soft and gentle entrance. This creamy, round and well-structured red wine by Portal del Priorat-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 2016 from Priorat is already a deep and expressive wine. However, it will surely improve in the bottle, so it would be a good idea to store a couple of bottles to check its evolution.
Negre de Negres 2015:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.
Negre de Negres 2014:
Parker 91. Peñín 93. Enterwine 94.
Negre de Negres 2013:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour 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, Cariñena, Syrah, Otras variedades tintas.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Mushrooms, Poultry, 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|
Imposing wine, but not bombastic. It has truth and substance in it. It still needs a good 4 years.
A serious Priorat indeed!! Fruit, character and terroir. I'd suggest storing a bottle for a few years. This is almost a newborn.