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Ànima Negra Son Negre Callet (1500ml) 2010

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94 Pts. Robert Parker

Grape Variety: 95% Callet, 5% Manto Negre and Fogoneu
Tasting Notes: “The 2010 Son Negre, named after the vineyard that means “dark place,” is also based on 95% old vine Callet and sees 19 months in tight-grained new French oak. It is initially bashful on the nose and demands coaxing to awake those precise, almost crystalline red berry fruits. The palate is very well-balanced with supple red cherries, cassis and a touch of blueberry. It has wonderful composure and elegance and constitutes a very classy, sophisticated wine to age over a decade.” Wine Advocate 2012

Vineyard: Different parcels around Felantix
Age of the Vineyard: More than 60 years old
Time of Harvest: First days of October
Altitude:  100 meters above sea level

Harvest Method: Manual in small boxes of about 10 kg. A first selection is made at the harvest time.
Winemaking:  Fermentation in barrels specially designed for it "barrel fermentor" French oak, to which the grape comes after a second selection. Fermentation takes place at a temperature controlled that reaches 28 degrees. Total maceration this year has exceed 30 days, going directly to the aging barrels of French oak carefully selected, very fine grained where malolactic fermentation take place. In these medium toast and light toast barrels wines will remain for 20 months with a single transfer, about halfway through the period. Before bottling stays about three months in cement tanks without any clarification.
Winemakers: Miquelàngel Cerdà - Pere Obrador

Alcohol: 14% vol.
Volume: 1500 ml 
Residual sugars: 0.37 gr/litre 
Standard Drinks: 8.3
Peak drinking: 2025-2027 
Best Served: 16°C
Ageing: 20 months in French oak barrels