Red Wine Oak Aged
Grenache and Carignan.
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Winery: Celler Joan Simó
Region: D.O.Q. Priorat
Bottle: 75 cl
Grape Varieties: Grenache and Carignan
Type: Red Blend oak aged
Alcohol Content: 15.5 %
Serving Temperature: 16º - 18º
Vinification: Les Eres Special dels Carners, is a red blend made from centenary vines of Grenache and Carignan sourced from a single estate, "Els Carners", a very small vineyard situated in the municpal district of Bellmunt. Harvested manually and aged during 18 months in new French oak. Very small production, just 1 or 2 barriques are made.
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: An extraordinary black-coloured, concentrated, rich, dense, full-bodied red. The flavours included plums, black berries, spices and licorice with a perfect balance of acidity and dryness. 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 2027.
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