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Red Wine Oak Aged
Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah
CELLER JOAN SIMÓ
Other sizes: (150cl)-2016
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Winery: Celler Joan Simó
Region: Cataluña - D.O.Q. Priorat
Grape Varieties: 60% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah.
Type: Red wine oak aged
Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 14º - 16º
Vinification: Elaborated by Celler Joan Simó, the grapes are sourced from the estate's younger vines planted between 1999 and 2000. The vineyards are located along the slopes from Porrera to Bellmunt with soils comprising entirely of black slate, known locally as llicorella. It goes through a pre-fermentation at low temperature for 2-3 days followed by a fermentation at controlled temperature of 28ºC. Gentle pressed and malolactic fermentation in barrels. It ages during 8 months in used French oak barriques
The winery is owned by Gerard Batllevell Simó, descendent from a family of local winegrowers. In 1999, he restored the basement of their historic house in Porrera into a modern winery and together with its father support and the advice from family and friends, made its first vintage in 1999. Their vineyards, mainly dominated by slate soils, known locally as llicorella, are split into 2 zones, the high altitude, cool vineyards around the village of Porrera and La Garrantxa, Les Eres, situated on a steep terraced costers overlooking the village of Porrera. 3 Ha. planted 93 years ago with vines of Carignan and Grenache. The lower, hotter vineyards around Bellmunt de Priorat, Tros Nou, 3800 vines planted 87 years ago mainly with Grenache peluda and with Carignan and Els Carners, planted only 83 years ago with 1500 vines of Carignan and Grenache. www.cellerjoansimo.com
Tasting Notes: A Classic Priorat style, mineral with a more youthful character, deep and dark fruit aromas combined with the minerality and spicy notes. Nicely balanced acidity and freshness, simple fruit driven with flavour and structure.
Notes: To be enjoyed during the next 3 - 4 years.
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