Nereus Grenache 2018

DO Empordà

Nereus Grenache 2018

DO Empordà

Grenache 100%, locally known as Lledoner. From the 2018 vintage, 1,500 bottles were produced.

Grapes from two grenache vineyards where the less productive parts and with more exposure to slate land are selected. Both estates are located in Rabós at a height of about 200 m. Double cordon royat training system. 20 year old vineyards organically certified.

Manual harvest in boxes of 20 kg and vineyard selection at the optimum time of phenolic maturation of each variety.

Pre-fermentation maceration for 2 days. Each variety is fermented individually in stainless steel tanks of 1,500 to 2,000 liters with a combination of pigeage and gentle pumping. Selection of yeasts and controlled fermentation temperature for each variety. Post-fermentation maceration for 3-4 days. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.

Aged in 225L and 300L French oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months. Minimal clarification and filtration processes. Rest in bottle of 6 months.

 

Tasting Note

Cherry color cherry middle layer, bright and glyceric. Complex aroma with jams, licorice, vanilla, strawberry, cherry and blackberry. Hints of underbrush and a lot of minerality. In the mouth, a feeling of fresh acidity that combines with polished tannins. Remarkable structure, balanced with well-integrated wood. Slate-mineral from Empordà.