Negreita

D.O. Terra Alta

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Negreita

A unique fusion of italo-catalan varieties and traditions

The wine

Vintage 2014
Varieties Morenillo, Montepulciano
Harvest Picked by hand in 15kg boxes in late October
Winemaking In stainless steel, with long macerations and indigenous yeasts
Ageing Twelve months in 3000 litre Slavonian oak "Botti"
Notes Intense ruby colour, aromas of the earth, Mediterranean forest floor and leather; Elegant in the mouth, fresh with rounded tannins and an intensely aromatic finish

The vineyards

Location Finca Mas Vernet
Soils Panal: quaternary fossil dunes with a silty texture, calcareous with deep layers of clay next to the wooden areas
Altitude 350-400m
Density Trained vines with a density of 4200 plants/ha
Management Cover crops planted in alternate rows, vines ploughed mechanically, green pruning and crop thinning for qualitative and quantitative reasons.
Yield 4000-5000 kg/ha