Nereus Black Grenache 2011

MINERALITY FROM EMPORDA

Nereus Black grenache is a wine produced out of 90% of black Grenache, a variety autochthonous from DO Emporda and 10% of Merlot. In 2010 we elaborated 3.000 75 cl from 2009 vintage. All the grapes are harvested separately in our vineyards in order they reach the optimal ripeness.

Wine – making. Macerated and fermented separatelly per estate and per variety. Fermented in small stainless steel tanks of 1.500 to 2.000 kg (microvinification). We select the yeasts and temperature best adapted to each variety.

Aging. Once must is fermented we age it during 12 months in Nevers French oak barrels. At the end of the aging process we blend the different varieties and bottle the wine which remains in our cellar for at least 18 additional months.

Tasting note. Vivid and intense violete ripen cherry colour. Expressive nose, perfumed, with volume and well-defined. Includes ripen fruit notes such as cherries, raspberry, fig, plum and lots of minerality. Floral remind (violet) and spicy background (liquorice). Soft and pleasant soar. Refined and sweet tannins with an excellent route. Fresh, structured and with presence.

Punctuations. Nereus Black Grenache 2008 has obtained a 91 in Catalonia Wines Guide. Parker valued this wine with 88 points.