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Sumarroca Vincles Negre

Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2019

  • Alc. 13%

  • Penedes

  • Spain

Member $21.49

Retail $26.99

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Smell

Tempranillo's signature bright red fruit leads the way, with aromas of ripe red cherry and fresh raspberries. There are hints of black currant and plum in the background, but the overall impression is one of freshness, with no oak to be found.

Taste

Medium-bodied and silky-smooth on the palate, with fine dusty tannins and just the right amount of bright acidity. It's a bit more savoury than the nose would suggest, the red-fruit flavours being joined by hints of balsamic and spice. The finish is long and pure, with flavours of cherry jam and a quick hit of freshly-cracked pepper.

Pairing

Match with a freshly-prepared appetizer of cured cheeses and charcuterie, or pair with grilled sausages, peppers, and onions.

Aromas and Flavours

Cherry

Fresh B.C. cherries out of the back of a truck, all eaten before you can get them home!

Raspberry

Tangy or sweet, juicy or tart: more sophisticated than a strawberry, but just as lush.

Jam

Spreading grandma's homemade jam on your morning toast (yes, the bread was homemade too).

Cedar / Oak

An intriguing mix of clove, sandalwood and resin - the smell of your favourite wooded trail.

Smoke

Reminds you of singing songs by the campfire on a beautiful summer evening.

Handling and Serving

Serving Temperature
18°C

Cellar
2021 - 2026

Description

Penedès, on Spain's north-eastern coast, is one of Europe's oldest viticultural areas, but it's undergone many waves of transformation since the Phoenicians first planted grapes here in the 6th century BC. Today, its fame comes primarily from the production of Cava, one of the world's greatest sparkling wine values. So ubiquitous is Cava in the area that you'd be forgiven for never having tried one of the region's outstanding still wines. Time to change that!

Bodegues Sumarroca, like many wineries in the area, devotes a large percentage of their production to Cava, but makes the stunning line of Vincles wines exclusively for restaurants. The red is a blend of Spain's most famous grape, Tempranillo, along with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The proximity of Penedès to the south of France has contributed to a long history of blending the two country's star grape varieties. Enjoy this vibrant red over the next 5 years at a cool 16 C.

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