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TERROIR SENSE FRONTERES NEGRE

Terroir Sense Fronteres began as a quest to harness the unique minerality and soul of Montsant and give liquid voice to the restraint and freshness of the clay hills surrounding Priorat. Negre is a dry red blend of the region’s traditional varieties Grenache Noir (75 %) and Carignan (25 %). The grapes are vinified for up to 10 days in whole bunches with wild yeast in Inox tanks before undergoing 8 months of further aging, also in Inox. With a dedication to organic farming, this entry-level red speaks of and for the region, a fruit-driven message in a bottle that rewards those who choose to listen.

The Grenache fruit shines with a wild beauty, elegance and whimsy untouched by any oak contact. Enticing aromas of crunchy cherry and blackberry lead into an herbal yet ethereal brilliance that refuses to be pinned down. Medium-bodied, with silky red fruit flavors, deep spice and hints of licorice. A wine of equal parts ease and elegance, rugged and refined, and woven with a web of fine-grained tannins and a lingering mineral finish. An incredible homage to the cool Montsant slopes with body, structure, and enough freshness to honor any Mediterranean fare.
Location different vineyards in the valley of the Montsant region
Age 15 - 35 years old
Altitude 300 - 350 meters
Varieties 75% Grenache noir and 25% Carignan
Soils clay and sandy type of soil
Production 15,000 bottles (in 2018)
Yield 5,000 - 6,000 kg per hectare
Alcohol 13%
Location different vineyards in the valley of the Montsant region
Age 15 - 35 years old
Altitude 300 - 350 meters
Varieties 75% Grenache noir and 25% Carignan
Soils clay and sandy type of soil
Production 15,000 bottles (in 2018)
Yield 5,000 - 6,000 kg per hectare
Alcohol 13%
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After fermentation is complete, the wines are aged in stainless steel vats for a period of 6 months. The lack of oak used in the aging process results in a light, purely fruit-driven wine that expresses the Grenache varietal and the fruit’s unique terroir of origin.
Reviewed by Luis Gutiérrez | The Wine Advocat

The generic red 2017 Negre is a blend of Garnacha and Cariñena from different vineyards around Capçanes. It fermented with full clusters in stainless steel, where it was kept until bottling. It’s a fruit-driven, light, refreshing Mediterranean blend with notes of licorice and wild berries. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and a soft, caressing texture. I tasted the wine that was going to be bottled (in March 2018). They expect to fill some 6,000 bottles.