Cuevas de Arom
2016 Tuca Negra
Handpicked grapes from a single dry farmed vineyard - Peñas Negras, Labarco - a north facing slope at 650-700 meters elevation with vines an average age of 60 years old. The soils are primarily limestone (white soil) with slates.
30% whole cluster with manual pigeage (feet crushed). Fermented with wild yeast in small open barrels with manual punch downs. Postfermentive maceration of 10 days followed by malolactic and aging in 2 - 500l puncheon for 15 months.
PRESS | 94 WA
“The new top-of-the-range 2016 Tuca Negra Garnacha has a round palate with fleshy tannins and feels nicely balanced, even if the alcohol is on the higher side. Those white soils seem to impart a special elegance and freshness in the wines. The oak is nicely integrated and seems to have the balance and components for positive developments in the bottle. It has a saline twist in the finish that makes it very tasty. Only 953 bottles were filled in July 2018.”
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