SNOU

NEGRE

DE GUARDA

 

 

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Vineyards and vinification

Old vineyards cultivated in ecological agriculture and located in the Nou de Gaià, municipality of Tarragona, about 4 km in a straight line to the Mediterranean Sea. The soils are low-fertility sandy loam. The grapes ripen perfectly thanks to a warm climate and marinade. Once the grapes are harvested, they are peeled and stored in stainless steel tanks to begin a maceration about 12 days at a temperature of between 22 and 24ºC. Once the maceration is over, the grapes are pressed, separating the wine from low pressures from the high pressure one called "press wine". This low pressure wine is what is intended to make Negre de Guarda red wine. The wine stays in French oak barrels for 12 months. After these months, the barrels are emptied and the final coupage is bottled.

Coupage

55% Garnatxa Negra

35% Cabernet Sauvignon

10% Ull de Llebre

 

Tasting notes

It evokes the smell of berries and jams (blackberry, blueberry, cherry) on a background of vanilla, toffee, nuts and spices. The passage through the barrel is present. On the palate it has a good structure, is opulent, velvety and has a good stature. Spicy nuances appear (vanilla, cinnamon) with ripe tannins that provide a pleasant feeling of balance and a smooth mouthfeel. It is an elegant and complex wine where the freshness of the fruit is surprising in the aftertaste.

Optimal consumption temperature is around 14-16ºC.