Red wine
2021
DO Costers del Segre
Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan
Naltres
12.50€
Clear

Naltres

‘Naltres’ is the word for ‘we’ in the area around Vallbona. This wine is an expression of the collective project of the many hands behind it. A tribute to the people who make it possible: their names (all the names!) can be seen on the label.

Naltres also symbolises everything we learned together at L’Olivera over the course of our history, seeking to make wines loyal to the land they come from and the people who interpret it. This wine was made on the estates where we grow grapes in the Corb River Valley subzone and was the first L’Olivera red awarded the Costers del Segre Designation of Origin. It illustrates our commitment to the historical varieties of the Grenache and Carignan (Samsó), seeking a better expression and resulting in this full-bodied wine with a fruity, spicy register and full aftertaste. A mature wine with ties to the land where it is made.

Terroir

ORIGIN: Vineyards from Bosc de la Vila in the Corb River Valley subzone of the Costers del Segre DO. Plots characterised by the drystone walls that surround the vineyards, preserving the fertility of the soil and the efficiency of the water.
SOIL: Chalky clay soil with variable levels of stoniness and depth.
CLIMATE: The climate is continental Mediterranean, with cold dry winters and hot summers tempered by the soft evening breeze blowing in from the sea that cools the night, particularly during the ripening season. The scarce rainfall is concentrated in autumn and spring (350-450 mm yearly).

Varieties

Garnacha (87%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) and Carignan (3%)

Vine growing

Organic farming. Manual harvest in crates of 10-12 kg.

Wine processing

Fermented whole in pigeage vats with regular punch-down of the cap. Aged in the vat and left to rest in the bottle.

Production

2021 vintage: 12,044 bottles

Technical sheet

Naltres 2021

Characteristics of the vintage

The 2021 vintage was close to the average of the sub-area, in contrast to the last three years, which had been more heterogeneous. The snowfall in January loaded the depth profile of the soil and this allowed the plant to reach the harvest with moderate water stress, ideal for the final quality of the fruit. A single episode of rain during the harvest allowed us to harvest in very good sanitary conditions. In terms of temperatures, it has been a year with exceptionally high peaks in June, August and September, with a usual average for the rest of the year and with cool nights during September and October, which has allowed a very balanced maturation.

Viticulture and wine processing

Certified organic dry land farming. We hand-pick the grapes into 10-12 kilo boxes. The grapes are then fermented whole in pigeage vats with a regular punch-down of the cap and under controlled temperature of 25-28ºC. The wine is aged in the same vat and left to rest in the bottle.

Analysis

Alcohol content: 15%
Total acidity: 4.03 g/l (sulphuric acid)
Volatile acidity: 0.46 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.4 g/l (glucose+fructose)
Total sulphur: 11 mg/l

Tasting notes

Intense nose, with notes of ripe black fruit (candied black plum), raspberries and a hint of flowers (violet). Indulgent bouquet, with a full body. The ripe fruit notes return with a long and complex aftertaste.
Goes well with all types of game meat. Excellent accompaniment to duck-based dishes or traditional meat cannelloni.

Awards

Peñín Guide:
2022: 89 points (2018 vintage)
2021: 88 points (2017 vintage)
2020: 89 points (2017 vintage)
2019: 89 points (2015 vintage)

Guia de Vins de Catalunya:
2021: 9,40 points (2017 vintage)
2020: 9,40 points (2017 vintage)
2019: 9.2 points (2016 vintage)
2018: 9,04 points (2015 vintage)


Grenaches du Monde 2021:
Gold medal (2018 vintage)

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2020:
Silver medal (2017 vintage)

Ecoracimo 2020:
Great gold medal (2017 vintage)

International Wine Awards 2019:
Silver medal (2016 vintage)

Golden Leaf Awards:
2019: Gold medal (2016 vintage)
2017: Bronze medal (2015 vintage)

Catavinum 2017:
Silver medal (2015 vintage)