AN is the iconic flagship wine of Anima Negra. Made primarily from indigenous Callet grapes (95%) with a touch of Mantonegre and Fogoneu. These indigenous grapes are hand-harvested from the oldest vines from many small vineyards in the sub-region of central Mallorca called "Son Negre", which translates as the ‘dark place’ because of the intense sunlight that almost bakes the soil with its intense heat.
About the Vineyard
This wine is made from very special and different vineyards. The combination of old Callet vines that only exist in allorca with mineral soil (iron ore) under limestone rocks competing with fruit trees that are planted around the vines, give a unique character to these parcels and to the resulting wines.
The winery has used fresh yeasts from their own vineyards which is strengthening the character of the wine, giving a key role to the varieties and the land. Fermentation takes place in 5,000L cement tanks and 3,000L wooden vats at a controlled temperature. The average maceration is between 25-30 days. Malolactic is 60% in barrels and the rest in cement tanks.
Opaque garnet in color with ruby reflections, this wine offers wonderfully rich and layered aromas of damson fruit, crushed blackberries, leather, violets, smoke and spice. An is as sumptuous on the palate as it is in its bouquet, with mouth-filling texture and concentration of flavors.
Best enjoyed on special occasions, with slow cooked meals such as pot roast, BBQ, and hickory-smoked ribs.