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Espelt Terres Negres

Espelt Terres Negres
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Respectful agriculture
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Espelt Terres Negres
Red wine Aged in wood. 12 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Cariñena
Designation of Origin: D.O. Empordà
Production area: Catalonia
Winery: Espelt
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Red wine Aged in wood. 12 months in French oak barrels.
Variety: Garnacha Tinta,  Cariñena
D.O. Empordà (Catalonia)
Winery: Espelt
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Espelt Terres Negres

Terres Negres is a red wine from the Empordà prepared by Celler Espelt. It is a blend of Carignan (80%) and Grenache (20%).

The grapes are harvested from vineyards between 60 and 80 years old, which, in the case of the variety Carignan grow on chalky soils, and granite, in the case of Grenache.

The harvest is done manually and the grapes are transported in boxes of 15 kilos. Preselection is carried out in the field and plots are vinified one by one.

Once the cellar, alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at 28 °. The maximum maceration lasts 22 days.

Malolactic fermentation is then performed. Terres Negre is then aged on its lees for one year in French oak barrels. Finally, Terres Negres spends three months in stainless steel tanks on its lees. Before marketing, it will spend 12 months in bottle.

Celler Espelt uses the name of the family that owns the winery. They respect the nature of the vineyards and thus intervene little.

"We just let the grape speak," say the owners of the winery.

Serve at 16.0ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Stews, Grilled red meats, White meat, Grilled lamb, Mature cheese, Game birds, Beans and pulses

Tasting notes Espelt Terres Negres

Sight Intense red. Overcast and bright. Nose Complex and high intensity. Notes of ripe black fruit and toasty aromas and spices. Taste Long and bulky. Good balance and acidity. Persevering end.
Sight Cherry red with violet hues. Very cloudy. It is intense, fine and sparkling. Nose Complex and high intensity. Notes of ripe black fruit and toasted and spicy touches. Taste Voluminous and extensive. Well balanced and with good acidity. Aftertaste is long and persistent.
Sight Intense dark cherry red colour with violet reflections. High robe. Intense, clean and bright. Nose Complex nose, full of nuances. High intensity aromas with outstanding notes of very ripe black fruit (blackberries and other berries), which are released along with mellow toasted notes and sweet spices such as vanilla. Good and interesting evolution in the glass. Taste A red wine with lots of character. It is a bulky wine with a wide mid palate marked by a good balance between its ripe and sweet tannins and its good, refreshing and integrated acidity. Long and persistent finish.  A great Spanish wine.
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Sight Very intense cherry colour with violet trims. Bright. Fine and abundant tears. Nose In the nose, the notes provided by the oak stand out: very spicy and toasted notes with mineral and herbal hints that give way to the notes of ripe fruit which emerge with force as the wine is aerated. Taste Powerful attack, with a silky and flavourful mid palate. At this stage, it is the oak who takes centre stage filling the mouth with spicy and toasted notes. Balanced wine, with ripe tannins. Long and persistent finish.

Ratings

  • Peñin 90
  • Parker 91
  • Peñin 89
  • Decántalo 89
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 87
  • Decántalo 87
  • Peñin 88

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Empordà

2015 Good
2014 Good
2013 Very good
2012 Very good
2011 Very good
2010 Very good
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Excellent
2006 Very good
2005 Excellent
2004 Very good
2003 Very good
2002 Good
2001 Very good
2000 Very good
1999 Very good
1998 Excellent
1997 Satisfactory
1996 Very good
1995 Very good
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    28/02/19 Espelt Terres Negres 2016 I knew this wine already. Fair price/quality.
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