£15.70/ 0.75 L btl
Safrà (which means saffron) is a red wine from Celler del Roure, a family winery praised by both renowned wine critics and the general wine-loving public. Safrà forms part of the winery's "vinos antiguos" (traditional wines) collection which aims to recover the forgotten winemaking heritage of Mediterranean landscapes. It is made exclusively from local varieties from south-east Spain such as Mandó and Arcos, an almost-lost variety which adds a degree of freshness and complexity to the blend.
What does this wine taste like?
An amazing wine, full of nuances. In comparison with the other two reds in the collection, Safrà is more floral than the Vermell, without attaining the sobriety and complexity (nor the price) of the Parotet. Safra is a spectacularly floral and aromatically complex wine, offering depth and flavour with an unexpectedly restrained palate. All in all, a fresh and subtle yet very elegant wine with fine tannins.
|Ruby red / Bright|
|Subtle / Elegant / Floral scents / Violets / Red fruit / Aromatic herbs / Balsamic notes / Pepper / Expressive|
|Balanced / Rich / Fresh / With volume / Velvety / Fine tannins / Elegant / Flavoursome / Long finish / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Due to its soft tannins, it doesn’t need any food accompaniment. However, the wine shares the fantastic culinary potential of its highly-prized namesake, as well as saffron’s great affinity with rice, in any of its forms. Paella and rice dishes with fish or seafood pair up with Safrà to perfection.
Ratings and awards
|2020||94+ PK||90 PN|
|2019||94 PK||91 PN|
|2017||93 PK||91 PN|
|2016||92+ PK||90 PN|
|2015||91+ PK||92 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker and Jancis Robinson
Hint of sour cherry on the nose, mellow and rounded taste, the right balance of the acidity v/s sweetness gives the neutral note I personally like. Short and neutral aftertaste as well leaving a feeling of fullness. Needs few hours decanting to open up.
Spicy licorice with some vanilla overtones.
spiced aroma but pleasantly palatable. Lots of licorice and almost chilli on first tasting, but vanilla finally coming through to soften at the end.
Bought this since it had a good Parker rating - how I do not know! Maybe it’s an acquired taste - but not for me
We love this wine, smooth and very drinkable indeed!
Encontramos un vino sorprendentemente fresco y de gran punch. Alta acidez, con el alcohol muy presente pese a su bajo porcentaje (12.5%), muy envolvente. Paso por boca ligeramente seco, con los taninos en un punto óptimo de madurez y con aromas retronasales marcadamente minerales, a arcilla húmeda, sin duda aportados por su crianza en las tinajas de barro. Post-gusto muy agradable, con la fruta fresca como protagonista (fresas) y con un curioso toquecito vegetal que parece "cabernetear", a pimiento verde. Vino muy bien ensamblado, combinando taninos bien esculpidos, frescura y mineralidad.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and old stone deposits using local yeasts and 30% of whole bunches, with gentle macerations at low temperatures. The finished wine is left to age for 6 months in old 2,800-litre clay vessels in the winery's underground cellar.
|Vinification material||Stone winepresses / Stainless steel|
|Ageing period||6 months|
Finca Els Corrals
|Vine age||Between 20 and 40 years|
|Surface area||4.00 hectares|