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 Blanc 2015

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

Cigonyes Rosé 2015

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Garnatxa Negra (53%), Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Syrah (2%).
Ageing: Young wine.
Tasting note: Pale, 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 2015

Designation of origin: Empordà
Varietals: Garnatxa negra (100%).
Ageing: Young wine.
Tasting note: Purple colour of medium intensity. Aromas remind of red fruits and spices, well combined with hints of oak ageing. In the mouth it is light, well balanced, tasty, 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

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