Young Red WIne oak aged
Suitable for Vegans
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Winery: Celler Capçanes
Region: Catalonia (D.O. Montsant)
Grape Varieties: 100% Grenache
Type: Young wine oak aged
Alcohol Volume: 14.50%
Serving Temperature: 15º - 17º
Production: A Terroir wine sourced from 100% Grenache old vines growing on slated soils, Llicorella is the local name for the rocky slate and schist, rich in sparkly quartzite. It belongs to a series of four wines which have been elaborated exclusively with the Grenache variety, each sourced from four different type of soil from the Capçanes district: panal, llicorella, argila y calissa. The region's flagship soil type is llicorella a free-draining, low in organic matter, lamianted and broken rocks between which the roots of the wines dig deep in search of water and nutrients. The Grenache obtained from the llicorella soil is more mineral.
Hand harvested during the middle of september, the wine has fermented at controlled temperature of 24º-28º in 500 L. French oak barrels. Aged during 6 months in medium-light toasted new French oak barrels of 228L. Light filtration. Production of 2000 Bottles.
Founded in 1933 by 5 families from the village. Who together established a cooperative that would handle large quantities of grapes economically and efficiently. The cooperative wears the name of the village where it is located: Capçanes, a village hidden away in the Priorato hills inland from Tarragona and with a long wine growing history.
The company was reinvented in the 1990s as an independent company with its original members as shareholders, today they have around 130 members and they produce a large selection of good quality wines including the well-known Peraj Ha’abib – a Kosher wine- under the appellation of Montsant.
Tasting Notes: Intense dark cherry color. Good complexity on the nose marked by its mineral and balsamic character, ripe with baked cherry and raspberry aromas. Intense cherry fruit on the palate, rich and succulent, good weight and long finish.
Notes: To be enjoyed over the next 3 - 4 years. Suitable for Vegans
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