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2011 Negre dels Aspres, Vinyes dels Aspres, Empordà

2011 Negre dels Aspres, Vinyes dels Aspres, Empordà

Red | Drink now | Vinyes dels Aspres | Code: 28417 | 2011 | Spain > Catalonia > Emporda | Other Varieties | Medium Bodied, Dry | 15.0 % alcohol

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The Producer

Vinyes dels Aspres

Vinyes dels Aspres

Cantallops is the most northern village in the D.O. of Empordà, itself the most northerly of the Catalan wine regions. The vines undulate within the foothills of the Pyrenees and the wine-making at Vinyes dels Aspres is traditional and allows the distinctive sandy slate soils to express their personality with great dignity.

The Grape

Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

The Region

Emporda

Emporda is a maritime region located in the north of Catalonia, its vineyards skirting the Pyrenees and situated very near to the French boarder. Banyuls is not far away; neither, for that matter, is the Spanish city of Girona. The famous El Bulli restaurant no doubt listed an Emporda or two as its house wine!

The influence of the Mediterranean, allied to the altitude of the vines and the Tramantana wind all inform the styles of wines which speak the language of purity , freshness and bright fruit character.

Carinyena (aka Samsó in these parts) is the key red variety along with Garnaxta Negra, and there are fascinating whites made form Macabeu and Garnatxa Blanca. Oak is used sparingly and the styles of the wines chime with the current trend for wines which are not over-whelmed by alcohol or wood. A region to watch.
Simon Field MW

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