Safrà (azafrán en valenciano) es un tinto con alma de blanco. Elaborado en parte con la autóctona Mandó, variedad injustamente olvidada y menospreciada, es actualmente el vino más original de esta bodega. Fluido y vivo. El empleo de la Mandó permite una vendimia ligeramente avanzada. Se ha elaborado con una parte de los racimos enteros y maceraciones muy suaves a baja temperatura. La crianza sobre sus lías en tinajas de barro completan la singularidad de este tinto.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
"Only in its second vintage, the 2016 Safrà is already a reference for the winery—it's more vibrant and livelier than Parotet but produced with the same grape, Mandó, which is complemented here with 10% each Garnacha Tintorera and Monastrell. It fermented in stainless steel and stone lagars with 30% full clusters and indigenous yeasts. Malolactic was in amphorae, where the wine matured for some six months. It has plenty of aromatic herbs, balsamic; in a way, it reminded me of a vermouth. At the end of the day, 2016 was a short vintage—the grapes ripened earlier, so they harvested them pretty early, keeping the freshness. The palate is light to medium-bodied but very tasty, with deep flavors and great persistence; it has more concentration than it seems. It's not as light as the 2015 and feels more complete. They used more stems than in the initial vintage, and that also helped to keep the freshness and balance the juicier fruit. It feels like a good improvement over the previous year, a very good value and the benchmark for Mandó reds. 15,000 bottles were filled in July 2017."