Cara Nord

The vineyards of Cara Nord, quite literally "North Face" are located on the north-facing slopes of the Sierra de Prades from 350 to 800 meters above sea level and surrounded by a national nature preserve. Here vines are challenged by continuous temperature changes, intense UV exposure and poor stony soils. The region has a complex geology where rocky slate gives way to limestone and gravelly clay and where the climate is influenced by the warm interior of Spain and the moderating influence of the Mediterranean. The geology of these sites, combined with the diurnal shifts in temperature, means Cara Nord can produce wines from grapes that are fully mature, but retain a high level of natural acidity and completely ripe tannins.

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Cara Nord Conca de Barbera Red 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90  This 2015 Cara Nord is a red blend of Garnacha, Syrah and the local Garrut, a grape believed to have originated in the Conca de Barbera. The grapes come from a mixture of old and younger vines on complex limestone, lime and slate soils and underwent a cold soak before fermenting
Item Number: 30921
Bottle:$10.95
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Cara Nord Conca de Barbera Blanc 2012
"A blend of 40% Chardonnay, 40% Macabeo and 20% Albarino aged three months on its lees in tank, the white 2012 Conca de Barbera is a naked, straightforward, bistro-styled, dry white that comes across like a lighter-weight Spanish Chablis. Crisp and fresh with lots of mineral, wet stone and citrus

Cara Nord Conca de Barbera Red 2012
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90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "The red 2012 Conca de Barbera is a blend of 42% Grenache, 38% Syrah and 20% Garrut (this may be the first time I have seen that grape varietal). The result is an outstanding red wine displaying a dense ruby/plum/purple color, lots of kirsch liqueur intermixed with a notion of