- Dinarells Negre Emporda 2012 Product #27165 (In Stock)
This is just shockingly interesting and delicious for the money. It comes from Spain’s Emporda Costa Brava region in the very northeastern corner of Catalonia near the border with France. It’s steep, rocky, territory that’s regularly lashed by the Tramontane, strong northerly winds that can sweep through the region at 70mph.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with traditional Garnacha and Mazuelo, this is hand-harvested and made in tank. The show opens with luscious aromas of black plum, crushed blackberries, leather and bitter chocolate with just a touch of lavender. Then, it’s juicy and fresh in the mouth with loads of sweet blackberry and plum fruit accented by a bit of bitter chocolate, earth and spice flavors. A squirt of blood orange acidity keeps things fresh and dark fruit, nutmeg, and slate notes all linger nicely. Easy enough to just sip and enough going on to make it a great food wine, too.