Our goal with the Finca Tobella Negre 2011 is to produce a wine that is more accessible with good fruit, fresher and with less barrel time (extraction) and aging. To this end we take great pains to not harvest grapes at an overripe stage and control fermentation temperatures. Also we have changed the coupage with respect to the Finca Tobella Selecció Especial and placed more emphasis on Syrah and Carignane.
Thanks to the terroir and also varieties like Carignane, the wine has a good natural acidity which affords a liveliness and freshness not seen with most other wines of this class.
Limited production: 11000 bottles of 750mL
Ruby purple color. Complex aroma with red fruits and cassis with a hint of spicy notes and vanilla. In the mouth, it has a jammy entrance with good freshness and minerality that lasts over time. Long aftertaste with fruit and soft tannins.
58% Syra, 20% Carignane, 15% Red Grenache, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Excellent with roasted meats. Ideal to match with pasta and rice dishes.
Total Acidity: 6.3 g / L (ac. tartàric )
Fermented in stainless steel open and closed fermentors at 20-24ºC over a period of 6-8 days with additional skin maceration of 1-3 days depending on the varietal and the conditions.
40% of the wine is aged in new French oak (300L) from various forests for six months.
Although this wine was crafted to be consumed earlier than later, it should continue to improve over the next 2-3 years if properly cellared.
To better expose this wine’s potential, we advise decanting the wine a few minutes before serving. Suggested wine temperature: 15-17 ºC.