Ca N’Estruc L’Equilibrista Negre 2016

Type: Red
Country: Spain
Region: Catalunya
Grape Variety: 55% Garnacha, 30% Syrah and 15% Samsó (Cariñena)
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Viticulture: Organic Farming

Climate: The Estate has a specific microclimate, flush with the cold north winds, with cool summers and mild winters. The average annual temperature is 14.1ºC
Terroir: Vineyards grow at an altitude of 165m, on an alluvial soilbed. Age of vines is between 18 to 40 years old
Ageing: Traditional, selection of the grapes, destemming (partially by hand). Fermentation half in open oak french barrels and half in stainless steel tank, both under controlled temperature (17-21 ºC) and with gentle remontages. 14 months ageing in (new, one-year and two-year old) medium-toasted Allier French oak barrels from different cooperages

Color: Alluring, deep and clear garnet in colour
Nose: On the nose is fragrant and it displays a wide symphony of aromas of red and black fruits, such as currants, blackberries and blueberries, and Mediterranean herbs, like rosemary, and chocolate
Palate: Succulent on the palate, with melted tannins and a good freshness. Pleasant and long lived on the aftertaste, with flavours of black fruits and liquorice

About the Winery:
The Ca N’Estruc estate dates back to 1548. Here on the slopes of the holy mountain of Montserrat in Esparreguera – half an hour away from Barcelona – Winemaker Siscu Martí cultivates the 22 hectares in property, located at an altitude of 165 metres planted with the white varieties Chardonnay, White Grenache and Muscat; and the Syrah, Petit Verdot, Garnacha Tinta and Tannat.

Francisco Martí has dedicated his life to his vineyards. The estate has a unique microclimate, benefitted and sheltered by the magical Montserrat mountain – protecting vines from the cold north winds. With cool summers, mild winters and an average annual temperature of 14ºC – it creates almost perfect conditions that’s an envy to all winemakers!

Anna Martí, the eldest daughter of Francisco joined the winery in 2014 and is today responsible for a new a brand new direction – wines aged in amphora and biodynamic viticulture.