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Negre de Negres 2018

Negre de Negres

2018
Priorat (Spain)

Negre de Negres is essentially a Garnacha wine, a Mediterranean Garnacha, but also a harmonious fusi...

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14 for immediate dispatch. More, available on 15/07/2020
x6 -5%

£ 21.48

/ btl 0.75 L

(£ 20.41 x6)

Details for Negre de Negres 2018

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Negre de Negres is essentially a Garnacha wine, a Mediterranean Garnacha, but also a harmonious fusion of different varieties: Garnachas mainly (50%), Cariñena (30%), Syrah (20%) and Cabernet Franc (hence its name, a 'red of reds'), which bears the unmistakable signature of Alfredo Arribas: quality, serenity and balance.

In the making of Negre de Negres, the clusters chosen are those which ripen earliest, on the Clos del Portal estate, reserving for Somni, another of the bodega's wines, the grapes with most concentration. Vinification is carried out just as Alfredo likes, with a short maceration, little extraction and a respectful ageing. The result is to be found in the glass: a harmonious and rounded wine, with immense freshness, which makes for an extremely pleasant and easily-imbibed drink.

Aromatically, this is a complex, open and honest wine. Right at the start, it seduces with a concealed sweetness and some very juicy aromas of ripe, almost jammy, red and black fruits, but soon overall more citrusy notes take over (and more typical of the Garnacha), along with scents of plants like thyme, rosemary and lavender, and the distinctive Priorat minerality. On the palate it is silky and elegant, mature and meaty, balsamic (with those lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary notes ever more present on the palate), intense, powerful and with fruit so vivid you can almost chew it.

A juice made of fruits which, with your eyes closed, will make you feel like you are strolling through the vineyards, breathing in the freshness of that Mediterranean countryside and feeling the warmth of that dry, harsh land. A big thank you, Alfredo.

Stewed meats with mushrooms / Veal steak / Mushroom pasta / Roast suckling pig / Rabbit lamb with fine herbs / Lasagne / Cannelloni / Rice with truffles

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Cliente Vinissimus (03/07/2019) - Vintage 2017

Un vino magnífico!

Moderno y complejo, con toda la fuerza y carácter del Priorat. Sin lugar a dudas una buena opción por su calidad y precio. Un vino que puede servir para cualquier ocasión dada su estructura y matices.

by: Demis Saglimbeni (09/12/2018) - Vintage 2016

Sorpresa

No me esperaba el cuerpo que tiene este vino. Me parece complejo pero a la vez fácil y muy agradable.

by: Cliente Vinissimus (07/07/2018) - Vintage 2016

El hermano pequeño de Portal del Priorat, a la altura del resto de vinos de la bodega.

Vino excelente del Priorat pero con la personalidad y sello propia de la bodega de Alfredo Arribas otro buen ejemplo de "forasteros" que aterrizan en el Priorat para aportar lo mejor de su experiencia a una de las denominaciones más singulares y personales del momento. Vino imprescindible a descubrir.

by: Vinissimus Customer (29/11/2017) - Vintage 2015

Delightful and suprisingly complex

With a backbone of Garnacha this wine is both approachable and fruity with a hint of floral notes. Price quality, this is an exceptional wine from Mr Arribas!!!

by: René B. (08/12/2017) - Vintage 2015

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Portal del Priorat

Portal del Priorat

Portal del Priorat is the Priorat winery belonging to Alfredo Arribas, the architect, who started his venture into the wine world in 2001. Today he is also to be found in the nearby denomination of Montsant, with his Trossos collection of excellent wines. With Portal del Priorat, Alfredo offers us some elegant single-vineyard wines, from the Clos del Portal estate, covering an area of just over 40 ha, of which 15 ha comprise vineyards that are very low-yielding (approximatel...

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