Cara Nord 2014 Negre
42% Grenache, 38% Syrah, 20% Garrut | Alc: 14% – Big and Bold
Conca de Barberà, Spain
Cara Nord 2014 Negre is a dark blackish-purple wine. Black plums and spices on the nose, deep and rich, concentrated black fruit with thick texture and soft tannins. It has grace notes of cloves and cinnamon. Nicely balanced by firm structural acidity on the palate and a sense of fresh and vibrant finish.
John Muir famously said, “The mountains are calling and I must go,” which is a fitting slogan for Cara Nord, a joint project of Tomas Cusine, Xavier Cepero and Eric Solomon located in the Sierra Prades. Here elevation and climate combine to create a refreshing take on the “classic GSG blend.” The second G stands for Garrut, an indigenous variety frequently confused with, or a local name for, Monastrell. There are partisans for both sides.
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