Cigonyes

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Since 1995, with the help of one of the country’s most prestigious ornithologists, Peralada committed to an extensive conservation project in an effort to protect storks (“cigonyes” in Catalan). Nowadays, about thirty stork couples nest in the park that surrounds the castle as a result of the project. These wines, based on autochthonous varietals, celebrate the success of this reintroduction program.

Cigonyes Rosé 2017

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Garnatxa Negre (100%).
Ageing: Young wine.
Tasting note: Pale, very bright pink colour. In the nose there are red fruits notes, white flowers, spicy hints and some fine herbal notes. In the mouth it is round, fresh, enveloping, with a long and pleasant after-taste.

Cigonyes Negre 2017

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Garnatxa Negre (57%), Merlot (29%), Syrah (14%).
Ageing: Five months in used Bordeaux barrels made of French Allier and American oak.
Tasting note: Purple colour of high intensity. Aromas remind of red fruits, well combined with hints of oak ageing. In the mouth it is light, well balanced, tasty and fresh. This is a smooth, silky, long-lasting wine. With a nice and enveloping after-taste.
Ratings:
  • 2014
    Guía de Vinos 2016. La Semana Vitivinícola
    90 points

Cigonyes Blanc 2017

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Macabeu (100%).
Ageing: Young wine.
Tasting note: Pale yellow colour. Fresh and ripe fruits aroma, over a delicate floral background. In the mouth it is wide, round, enveloping, with a lively acidity. This is a well-balanced wine, long-lasting, with a nice after-taste. With the marked personality of the varietal.
Ratings:
  • 2014
    Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2016
    9.54 points.

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