Pinzellada Negre 2016 “Swirl”

(6 customer reviews)

Pinzellada means “Brush Stroke” in Catalan, and this Vegan friendly wine paints a unique picture with each release. The 2016 “Swirl” is a smooth blend of Carigñan and Grenache, this rewarding wine is drinking well with bags of fruit, just the right amount of oak and some interesting complexity.

Sadly, this wine is now completely sold out. If you want to continue your Pinzellada journey can we suggest you try the 2018 Pinzellada “GN”

Description

Varieties
Carignan (74%), Grenache (26%)

Terroir
The Carignan is from 40 year old vines at Mas de Cabrera in Gandesa and at La Carabassa in Corbera. The Grenache (Garnatxa Negre) is from 30 year old vines at Mas de Cabrera.

Production
Both grape varieties were hand picked separately before undergo- ing a 5 day cold soak. Individual fermentations followed at up to 26°C in stainless steel, with regular punchdowns. Malolactic fermentation and 12 months maturation was carried out in a mixture of old and new 300 litre French oak barrels. This wine is bottled unfiltered.

Analysis
– Alcohol content: 14.5%
– Total acidity: 5.8 g/l (as tartaric)
– Volatile acidity: 0.46 g/l
– Residual sugar: 0.25 g/l

Tasting Notes
A serious, intense red with plenty of backbone and smooth tannins. Ripe black fruits dominate the nose and the palate, with notes of cedar and toffee.

Food Pairing
Excellent with char gilled steaks or roast meats, pizza and strong cheeses. As a 100% Vegan wine it is ideal served with rich pulse laden casseroles or mushroom based dishes.

Serving Suggestions
The wine is ready for drinking now and should ideally be served at 16-18°C. It can also be lightly chilled in the heat of summer.

6 reviews for Pinzellada Negre 2016 “Swirl”

  1. Roger Meinger (verified owner)

    bought this at the discounted price and it is a steal

  2. Barry Vengas (verified owner)

    Best value red on the site ihmo.

  3. Adela Cragg

    We loved this wine! A beautiful colour, fruity, smooth with a hint of oak – aka all the things we love in a red.

    Will 100% buy this again, thanks Celler Alimara – and keep up the good work!

  4. Jonny Whitehead (verified owner)

    Great wine, lovely texture and depth and a bargain to boot

  5. David Cronin

    The first thing that hits when tasting the Pinzellada is the intenseness of the fruit, lots of really ripe sweet blackcurrants and blueberries, there’s also a mouth-watering acidity giving a real sense of vibrancy and freshness. Smoke, liquorice and some dried herbs, possibly thyme, make an appearance, the tannins are noticeable along with a hint of oak but everything is beautifully balanced, finishing long and satisfying. Alcohol is relatively high at 14.5% but didn’t seem like it.

  6. David Cronin

    Intense fruit, lots of really ripe sweet blackcurrants and blueberries, there’s also a mouth-watering acidity giving a real sense of vibrancy and freshness. Smoke, liquorice and some dried herbs, possibly thyme, make an appearance, the tannins are noticeable along with a hint of oak but everything is beautifully balanced, finishing long and satisfying. Alcohol is relatively high at 14.5% but didn’t seem like it. Lovely wine!

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