This high-end Spanish red wine is made from grapes coming from a single, exceptional plot of only 1.5 hectares located in a privileged environment at the heart of Montsant. The result is true terroir-orientated wine.
Once there, they were cold-soaked and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then Tros Negre was aged for 12 to 14 months in French oak barrels.
Full of finesse and nuance, this red wine from Montsant will improve in the bottle for the next 7-9 years.
Be sure to decant Tros Negre 2013 a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Tros Negre has a medium cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
Rich and delicate, showing a kaleidoscopic character. This single estate old-vines Grenache by Afredo Arribas begins by evoking notes of blueberries, red fruit, orange rind, liquorice, cinnamon and toffee, underpinned by a deep mineral layer, which give way to aromas of violets, lavender, dry earth and Mediterranean garrigue.
Subtle, nuanced, luminous. The texture of this Crianza red wine from Montsant is something to marvel at, as well as its orderly complexity. Hints of toast, Eastern spices and balsam, lively notes of redcurrants, raspberries and strawberries, some floral and mineral nuances and a dash of citrus and even apricots. Smooth-bodied, with a tense acidity and a long, complex finish with subdued mineral and earthy notions.
|Our personal opinion||
Not an ordinary Grenache, Tros Negre 2013 is an ode to finesse.
Tros Negre 2012:
Enterwine 93. Peñín 94.
Tros Negre 2011;
Tros Negre 2009;
|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||No|
|Pairings||bluefish, Bull meat, Civet, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Dry and aromatic, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Because you can, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|
The quality of this Grenache is only matched by those produced in Gredos. This seems to have more flesh, but it ends in an aerial, weightless note. Top!!