£15.60/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Safrà 2020
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Safrà (which means saffron) is a red wine from Celler del Roure, a family winery praised by both renowned wine critics and the general wine-loving public. Owned by Pablo Calatayud, an agricultural engineer and above all an enthusiast of the world of wine, the winery has managed to recover the almost extinct local grape variety Mandó, and use it to create excellent wines such as Safrà.
Safrà forms part of the winery's "vinos antiguos" (traditional wines) collection which aims to recover the forgotten winemaking heritage of Mediterranean landscapes. It is made exclusively from local varieties from south-east Spain such as Mandó and Arcos, an almost-lost variety which adds a degree of freshness and complexity to the blend. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and old stone deposits using local yeasts and 30% of whole bunches, with gentle macerations at low temperatures. The finished wine is left to age for 6 months in old 2,800-litre clay vessels in the winery's underground cellar.
Safra is a spectacularly floral and aromatically complex wine, offering depth and flavour with an unexpectedly restrained palate. All in all, a fresh and subtle yet very elegant wine with fine tannins.
- Vine age:Between 20 and 40 years
- Soil:Sandy loam
- ViewBright / Ruby red
- Bouquet:Red fruit / Elegant / Subtle / Balsamic notes / Aromatic herbs / Expressive / Violets / Pepper / Floral scents
- Mouth:Balanced / Elegant / Persistent / Fresh / Flavoursome / Long finish / Velvety / Rich / Fine tannins / With volume
- Optimum serving temperature:16ºC
Wine critics reviews
Hint of sour cherry on the nose, mellow and rounded taste, the right balance of the acidity v/s sweetness gives the neutral note I personally like. Short and neutral aftertaste as well leaving a feeling of fullness. Needs few hours decanting to open up.by: Georges (04/07/2019) - Vintage 2017
Spicy licorice with some vanilla overtones.
spiced aroma but pleasantly palatable. Lots of licorice and almost chilli on first tasting, but vanilla finally coming through to soften at the end.by: Wino (7 May) - Vintage 2019
Bought this since it had a good Parker rating - how I do not know! Maybe it’s an acquired taste - but not for meby: Richard E (1 Aug) - Vintage 2019
We love this wine, smooth and very drinkable indeed!by: Expatriator 69 (8 Jul) - Vintage 2020
Encontramos un vino sorprendentemente fresco y de gran punch. Alta acidez, con el alcohol muy presente pese a su bajo porcentaje (12.5%), muy envolvente. Paso por boca ligeramente seco, con los taninos en un punto óptimo de madurez y con aromas retronasales marcadamente minerales, a arcilla húmeda, sin duda aportados por su crianza en las tinajas de barro. Post-gusto muy agradable, con la fruta fresca como protagonista (fresas) y con un curioso toquecito vegetal que parece "cabernetear", a pimiento verde. Vino muy bien ensamblado, combinando taninos bien esculpidos, frescura y mineralidad.