Red Wine Oak Aged
Carignan, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.
CELLER JOAN SIMÓ
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Winery: Celler Joan Simó
Region: D.O.Q. Priorat
Grape Varieties: Carignan, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red wine oak aged
Alcohol Content: 15%
Serving Temperature: 16º - 18º
Vinification: Les Eres is a selection of the best grapes from old vines, a blend of The Carignan grape sourced from the vineyards from which it is named after, with the Grenache variety, this coming from the family’s old vineyards situated in Bellmunt, and with some smaller percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon from the village of el Molar. Harvested manually it has spent 18 months in new French oak barrels and some more time in bottle before its release.
The winery is owned by Gerard Batllevell Simó, descendant 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: Big, full-bodied red with good intensity of ripe berry fruit, subtle oak, spice and mineral finishing with a great length. Should mature beautifully.
Notes: It is recommended to decant it before serving. It can be drank now or store it and enjoy as it ages in bottle - through 2024.
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