L'Abrunet — Negre 2020
A Wine That
made us beam from ear to ear when we found it. It's not easy finding mid-week treats that deliver on organic farming, complexity and price point, but this wine (and its white and rosé siblings) ticks all of the boxes. Think fresh blackcurrants, a touch of leather , a sprinkling of black pepper and fresh pine needles. Plus, it's oh-so-versatile: pair this easily with most dishes.
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- Winemaker: Celler Frisach
Where and How?
This comes from organically farmed Garnacha Fina (a black mutation of Grenache Noir, generally considered to be a bit fruitier and riper) and Cariñena (Carignan) grapes from the Corbera d'Ebre area of the Terra Alta D.O, in southern Catalonia. The two single vineyards are called Creveta & Vall de Canelles.
The Winemaker: Celler Frisach
Celler Frisach represents a rebirth — not only of a centuries-old estate — but also of the appellation of Terra Alta in Catalonia. Struck by war less than a century ago, the area is undergoing a revival, and brothers Francesc and Joan Ferré are at the helm. The name Frisach is a testament to their great-grandfather; historically their family hads always been grape growers. Like so many others, they began to sell their fruit and stop winemaking in the 20th century. However, this young duo was inspired by the natural wine movement, and having been to oenology school, decided to give winemaking a go themselves. Despite having been trained classically, these wines are all about hands-off winemaking and a lightness of touch, and every year they carry out new experiments to allow their organic fruit to shine in the bottle.