El Hombre Bala Negre 2018

Old Grenache with a modern touch.
Grenache (Garnacha, Cannonau)
  • $69.00

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Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium


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Origin: Catalunya (Priorat, Montsant & More), Spain

Maker: Comando G


  • Grenache (Garnacha, Cannonau)

Fermentation: Organic Heavy Wood



Asian Food Pairing: Peking duck, kong ba pau

Western Food Pairing: Steak and beef stew


El Hombre Bala Negre 2018

El Hombre Bala Negre has a delicate, brilliant and pale ruby colour with brick redhues. It has a refined aroma with subtle perfume of berry fruits like blackcurrant, raspberry and intense balsamic notes of eucalyptus and a hint of chamomile. It has a clean and silky texture that provides a delicate and airy mouthfeel. A red wine with temper and notable freshness and acidity. The aftertaste is persistent with notes of red fruits, spices and subtle toasted wood.

This bottle is a blend of 98% Grenache and 2% Cariñena. The Estate has a specific microclimate with flushes of cold north winds. It has cool summers and mild winters. The vineyards are grown at an altitude between 800 – 850m, on a weathered soilbed of granite, sand, quartz and silica. The age of the vines are between 40 – 60 years old.
There were little interventions throughout the winemaking process. Fermentation took place in low and controlled temperatures using indigenous yeast and non-destemmed grapes in barrels and wooden vats. Maceration lasted an average of 30 days at low temperatures. The wine is then aged for 10 months in barrels of 400 and 700 L French oak.

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