Grapes: Garnacha/Grenache and Cariñena/Carignan
Style: Full-bodied dry
Another organic red from Tomàs Cusiné winemaker called Drac Màgic or Magical Devil. A combination of Garnacha/Grenache and Cariñena/Carignan, two grapes well-known in the south of France for the production of powerful red wines. Drac Màgic is also from the same appellation of Costers del Segre and a similar organic approach to maintenance of the vines is taken in the vineyard. The grapes are harvested in mid-September to find, as the maker says, “good acidity and freshness.” Maceration and fermentation take place in a 15,000 liter tank. The wine is then aged for a relatively short period of 3 months in 3 and 4-year-old oak barrels. At that age, the barrrels would be expected to impart a very modest amount of oak flavour qualities. At 14% alcohol, this is a full-bodied wine with aromas of black berries and plums. On the palate it is smooth, sturdy and round with an excellent finish. A fine accompaniment to meat dishes, pasta and cheese. Or, when in Barcelona, have it with Escudella i carn d’olla, a meat stew soup with vegetables and pasta.
If you are new to Northwestern Wine, you are welcome to try a sample of this wine. You can order your samples on the website or contact us by email.