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Partida Creus TN Tinto Natural

$28.00

4 in stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Catalunya, Spain
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garrut

Partida Creus TN Tinto Natural is a light, chillable red that changes its make-up every vintage. This vintage is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Garrut, the local name for Monastrell. Bright and crunchy tart cranberry and raspberry, mint and thyme, chalky minerality, and a well-balanced finish of acidity and tannin. Definitely serve with a chill and pour with any of your favorite foods as this wine is super versatile. Unfined, unfiltered, and with no sulfur additions. As natural as it gets.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Super Natty

FRUIT

Cranberry, Raspberry

BODY

Light-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

No Oak

SWEETNESS

Dry

ALCOHOL

10-11%

TANNIN

Light

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Zero Sulfur Added

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Partida Creus TN Tinto Natural

Partida Creus TN Tinto Natural is a light, chillable red that changes its make-up every vintage. This vintage is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Garrut, the local name for Monastrell. Bright and crunchy tart cranberry and raspberry, mint and thyme, chalky minerality, and a well-balanced finish of acidity and tannin. Serve with a chill and pour with any of your favorite foods as this wine is super versatile. Unfined, unfiltered, and with no sulfur additions. As natural as it gets.

About Partida Creus

Massimo Marchiori and Antonella Gerosa are the Italian couple behind Partida Creus. They settled in the Massís de Bonastre in the Baix Penedés around the year 2000. There they started farming all kinds of local foodstuffs but had trouble finding wines made in the same style so they started making their own, recovering old vines of local grape varietals. In most cases, the vineyards were close to abandoned. Whenever they find a new vineyard, they’ll go to the nearby town, find out who the owner is and approach them to buy or at least farm the vineyard, organically of course. People think they’re crazy for doing this as they are very old, low-yielding vineyards and in most cases, obsolete grape varietals. Some have been disqualified from D.O. for lack of color, as was the case with Sumoll, others were never even accepted. Now they’re known as the crazy Italians making incredible natural wines with the grapes that all of the locals had written off in exchange for the more “international” varietals.

Vinel·lo, for example, is a field blend of 7 grape varietals: Trepat, Sumoll, Garrut, Queixal de Llop, Ull de Perdiu, Garnacha, and Samsó. This is actually one of their younger vineyards as it was planted back in 1995 and the soil is predominantly calcareous clay. Separate whole cluster macerations in stainless steel tanks, shortest extraction for the Garrut, which has the most color, for about 20 hours. The longest is the Trepat, the lightest in color, for about 3 days. All of the others in between about 48 hours. Once finished they are all blended and racked into the same stainless steel tanks where the wine ages on its fine lees and naturally decants, slowly through the cold of the winter meaning unfiltered, unfined, and with no addition of sulfur at any part of the winemaking process. I think a common denominator in all of their wines is freshness and precision. All of them are very direct with low alcohol and high acidity which definitely keeps them intact.

Vinyater is another native grape varietal of the Penedés and is close to extinction as it was never accepted into the official DO. Partida Creus has recovered some of the few remaining vineyards. For this wine, they own two small vineyards, one is 67 years old and the other 70. As far as vinification, it is destemmed, pressed, fermented in stainless steel, and aged for about 6 months. Unfiltered, unfined, no sulfur, no acidifying. As natural as it gets. The common denominator in all of their wines is low alcohol and cutting acidity. Real quaffable stuff!