Made from a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, Ónra Negre is a Spanish red wine produced in the northern Catalan region of Costers del Segre. The vineyards are certified organic by the CCPAE (the Catalan board of organic agriculture.)
Besides, this wine is produced following the principles of biodynamic farming by Bodega La Gravera, which also has a Demeter certification.
Carefully harvested and meticulously selected, the vinification process began with the cold-soaking of the Grenache grapes for a period of 3 days. Then each of the grape varieties was separately fermented with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks.
Finally, Ónra Negre 2014 was aged for 12 months in new and 2nd year, medium-light toasted French oak barrels.
Aerate this organic red wine from Costers del Segre 30 minutes before drinking.
The Spanish red wine Ónra Negre has an intense cherry colour with a garnet rim.
Mild and suggestive, this organic and biodynamic wine begins with aromas of raspberries and damson, nuanced by some spicy hints and notes of flowers, toast and vanilla. This blend of Grenache, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon works like a charm.
Powerful and palate-coating, this red wine from La Gravera shows prominent notions of ripe red fruit, some hints of balsam and spices and some mineral hints. Full-bodied, but also crisp and focused. Ónra has a good acidity, delicious tannins, and a long, mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Fresh and savoury, Ónra Negre 2014 will pair wonderfully with a festive cheese & paté platter and with red meat dishes.
Ónra Negre 2012:
|D.O.||Costers del Segre|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||Yes|
|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 75%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%.|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Grilled red meats, Paté, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Stew, Stews|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
Substantial, juicy red, fruit-driven and easy to drink. The winery went biodynamic and the wine does not stink, so all the better.