Wine Advocate 92
"Callet 65%, Montenegre and Fogoneu 20%, Syrah 15%; Dark ruby-colored, it displays a bouquet of earth, tobacco, mineral, black cherry; the palate develops with ripe flavorsome ripe dark fruit; smooth, balanced, with hints of cocoa and leather; silky, seductive and unique.
The 2010 ÀN/2 is the same blend as the 2009. It has a touch more precision on the nose compared to the 2009, with crushed flowers developing with aeration. The palate is well-balanced with good backbone and more tension than the previous vintage. The finish is harmonious and poised with maraschino cherry and fresh strawberry lingering seductively. This is brimming over with delicious red fruit and thoughtful winemaking.”
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Ànima Negra was founded in 1994 when two self-taught friends -- Pere Ignasi Obrador and Miquelàngel Cerdà -- decided that the wines of their native Mallorca weren't reaching full potential. Taking advantage of some unused milk tanks at the dairy farm owned by Pere's family, they made two barriques of wine from Callet grapes (a native Mallorcan varietal) they'd purchased from local farmers. The initial results were so encouraging that the friends decided to form a partnership and continue pursuing their newly found passion for wine.
Situated in the southeast of Mallorca, Ànima Negra winery produces its wines on the old country estate of Son Burguera, close to the town of Felanitx. The buildings date back to the 13th century, and contain a traditional winemaking area, which historically was used to supply wine for locals living on and near the estate.
Ànima Negra sources its grapes from more than 135 carefully selected parcels of land that the partners either own or control. Virtually all of these parcels are within a six-mile radius of the winery, and most of the vines are 50 to 85 years old.