Carinyena, Garnatxa Negra
D.O. Terra Alta
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Harvested by hand in small boxes, the grapes are chilled overnight before passing along a selection table and entering the press. A long, gentle fermentation occurs in a wooden "foudre" of 1,500 litres, wherein the wine remains for a further 10 months, gaining in complexity and texture. Only 2,000 bottles produced.
Tasting Note
"A little marked by the élevage with lactic aromas intermixed with notes of fruits of the forest, the 2013 La Serra Negre is a blend of old-vine Cariñena and Garnacha from a single vineyard that names the wine: This is a red matured in new French oak foudre (that I hope they’ll reuse in following vintages and mark the wine less) which might explain the initial oaky note. The palate is sinewy, fine-grained and has good acidity that lends elegance and balance to the wine. A pleasant surprise and a new wine to follow, as it should get better as the foudres age and impart less aromas and flavors to the wine. I was pleasantly surprised by the single vineyard wines from Herencia Altés in Terra Alta (one red and one white), which for some reason I didn’t taste last year. A new name to follow." -Luis Gutierrez (June 2015)
 Alcohol : 14.5 % 
 Residual Sugar :  
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