Celler Batlliu, Biu De Sorts Negre Finca Barreiro 2019
Delicious and very pretty Pinot Noir from high vineyards. A low intervention wine that captures the
subtle fragrances of the variety - cherry blossom, raspberry and a touch of fennel, salty-fresh palate.
Origin: Costers del Segre, Spain
Grape: Pinot Noir
Run by Josep & Ramón with two other partners. They planted their first vineyards in 2007/2008 on an old agricultural plot near one of the first National Parks in Spain. There is an old tradition of viticulture in the area but most farmers converted to livestock because it was easier to farm. These guys want to recover the region’s reputation for good wine.
Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black. The word pine alludes to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot noir's home is France's Burgundy region, particularly in Côte-d'Or, however it is planted internationally and thrives in cooler wine regions. Typically, Pinot Noir is dry, light- to medium-bodied, with bright acidity, silky tannins and alcohol that ranges between 12–15%. The best Pinot Noir taste has complex flavors that include cherry, raspberry, mushroom and forest floor, plus vanilla and baking spice when aged in French oak. It is a very versatile variety that is used to make still red wine, but also is a key component for Champagne and other spakrling wines, and is used for rosé.
Mainly the varieties Pinot Noir, Riesling and Viognier are planted on calcareous and slate soil. Vineyards are located on the slopes of the “batlliu” of Sort, from which the name of the winey is taken. Surrounded by forests of oaks, durons and hackberries, and in the area of influence of the National Park of St. Mauricio Lake.
Work only with products permitted in ecological agriculture, with total respect for the vital cycle of the vine and traditional processes.
• Manual harvested
• Fermentation in stainless steel
• Malolactic fermentation
• Aged for 10 months"