How Good is Terra Remota ‘Tan Natural’ Organic Red?
Wine Review of 2017 Terra Remota ‘Tan Natural’ Cuvee, Organic Garnatxa Negra – Tempranillo from Empordà, Spain
The ‘Tan Natural’ cuvée by organic producers Emma & Marc Bournazeau at their Terra Remota winery in the D.O. Empordà (denomination of origin) in North-Eastern Spain, is a blend of 75% Garnacha tinta (Grenache) with 25% Tempranillo grown using organic viticulture.
It was macerated for 3 weeks around fermentation in tanks and extracted with daily pigeages (punch downs). The annual production of this cuvée is around 9,000 bottles.
The winery describes as an elegant “natural style” organic wine.
With a bright red color filled with purple hues, betraying its young age, this Spanish red throws intense aromas of red spicy and peppery red cherry to the nose. Fresh raspberry and blackberry, and varied wood berry aromas are mixed with cinnamon and nutmeg, tomato leaf and pomegranate for a light-hearted aromatic profile. It looks and smells more lively than ripe and dark.
The palate features a good acidity underlining the vibrancy of the berry fruit flavors, while white pepper and clove spice provide a little depth. Quite light-bodied for a Spanish Grenache-based wine, it lets itself be sipped easily and enjoyably, blending fruits and vegetable flavors.
A light-hearted and relatively simple wine for pairing with summery barbecues and tasty Mediterranean dishes and tapas.