ÀN 2017

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. After fermentation, the wine spends seventeen months of aging in French oak followed by one year in bottle. The wine is not made every year. The last vintage was 2010 and the vineyard will rest until 2017. 

Tasting Notes

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.

Food Pairing

Best enjoyed on special occasions, with slow cooked meals such as pot roast, BBQ, and hickory-smoked ribs.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Son Negre vineyard
Vineyard size
38 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous Limestone
Training method
Gobelet
Elevation
330 feet
Vines/acre
1,818
Yield/acre
0.8 tons
Exposure
Northwestern
Year vineyard planted
1906-1986
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1994
Bottles produced of this wine
20,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
95% Callet and 5% Mantonegre-Fogoneu
Fermentation container
Cement vats
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
6-9 days
Fermentation temperature
79-82 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, and Pumpovers
Maceration length
3-5; 20-25
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
1 year
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
17 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.7
Acidity
5.1 g/L

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