The fourteenth wine of the exclusive Castillo Perelada Ex.Ex. (Exceptional Experiences) collection is a limited edition of 1,622 75 cl. bottles. Ex. Ex. 14 is a single varietal Garnatxa negra wine of the 2019 vintage from Finca la Garriga, a sandy, gravelly soil. The Castillo Perelada winery has crafted this experimental wine under the concept of the distribution of vigour in the vines that has an impact on the yield and quality of the grapes. Perelada has a plot of vineyards in Finca la Garriga, with sandy soils and gravel, and among other varieties they are experimenting with Garnatxa negra, planted in 1993, with a double trellis system. Instead of the vines being trained with two arms, they were trained with four arms, and therefore there are more shoots per vine, so that all the vigour provided by the soil is distributed among more shoots and more bunches of grapes. This results in looser bunches and smaller berries, which translates into more concentrated grapes and, subsequently, a more balanced and intense wine. The looser the bunches, the more homogeneity there is between the berries, the less possibility of cryptogamic diseases and at the same time the skin to pulp ratio is higher, providing more concentration and intensity. With this training system, ideal for large and compact grape varieties, smaller bunches, looser berries and therefore more intense, complex and balanced wines can be achieved. In the Empordà Designation of Origin, the 2019 vintage was rated Very Good.
Every year, the oenologists of Perelada produce small quantities of a large variety of wines, aiming to study the influence of factors such as the maturity of the grapes at the time of harvesting, the soil type, irrigation, sun exposure... A special experimental vineyard plot and microvinification cellar are used for this experimentation. The very best of these wines become part of the Ex Ex collection. Exceptional Experiences which are very limited edition.
Ex Ex 14
Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: 100 % Garnatxa negra.
Ageing: Fifteen months in French oak second wine barrels. French oak barrels. Bottled on 4 May 2021.
Tasting note: The wine stands out for its deep ruby red colour. Aromas of red fruits predominate, with a spicy and very Mediterranean background. Very fresh on the palate, intense and at the same time round, enveloping, sapid and with a long and pleasant aftertaste. Due to its structure, acidity and balance, it is predicted to have a great ageing capacity.