Partida Creus TN Tinto Natural
This is Partida Creus' 'daily red', with TN standing for 'Tinto Natural', or natural red. Dark in colour, TN has a nose of yeast, dried cranberry, pickled beetroot, and oak. On the palate, you'll find juicy wild forest strawberries, blackcurrant, cherry, humus and pepper, soft tannins and a refreshingly high acidity. A fascinating and unique flavour combination. It is a blend of Tempranillo, Bobal, and Sumoll, fermented with wild yeasts in steel vats and aged in old wooden casks. It is bottled with no finish, filtration, or added sulphur.
Partida Creus is the project of two Italians now in residence in the Tarragona region of Catalonia, just south of Barcelona. The idea of the project was to work with historical, often overlooked local varietals that in many cases were not recognised by the D.O. of the area: Penedès. Massimo and Antonella strategically went about buying up small plots of abandoned vineyards dotted around the area where mostly unknown varietals such as Garrut, Vinyater, Samsó and Queixal de Llop grew. They sought to revitalise the vines and work out the best expression for these old varetals, working without chemicals in the vineyard and without selected yeasts or any other additions in the cellar. They make an impressively dizzying number of different wines, all of which are unified by a very distinctive house style - raw, visceral and pungent reds, and salty, turbid, expressive whites. As a couple, they have an insatiable energy that really comes through in the wine.
Origin: Bonastre, Tarragona, Spain
Grape variety: Tempranillo, Bobal and Sumoll
Food pairing: Grilled Meats, Charcuterie, Strong Cheeses, Iberian Pork
Bottle size: 75cl
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