ÀN/2 is a perfect introduction to the wines of Mallorca. This unique red is made from old vine Callet, Mantonegre, Fogoneu and Syrah fermented in a combination of stainless steel and concrete—
macerated only briefly to retain the freshness and flavors of the fully ripe fruit. Aged for just over one
year in a combination of French barriques and American oak, of which about one third is new.
Deep ruby red in color, ÀN/2 has complex aromas of savory spices, wild raspberries, dark cherry
fruit and a hint of violets and smokiness. On the palate the wine is silky and elegant with intense
flavors of mature fruit. Well balanced with a long finish, this wine pairs excellently with stuffed pork
chops, rabbit ravioli or roast leg of duck.
"The 2008 AN/2 is made up of 65% Callet, 20% Mantonegre and Fogoneu, and 15% Syrah aged for 13 months in 35% new French oak. Wood smoke, earth notes, cinnamon, clove, and black cherry aromas are followed by a vibrant, sweetly fruited, racy wine with good intensity and length. Drink this outstanding effort over the next 5-6 years.
Anima Negra, located in the Balearic Islands southeast of Mallorca, employs predominantly indigenous varieties to turn out wines unique to their terroir.
The Wine Advocate