Red Blend, Oak aged
Carignan and Grenache
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Region: Catalonia (D.O.Q. Priorat)
Bottle: 75 cl
Grape Varieties: Carignan and Grenache
Type: Red Blend, oak aged
Alcohol Volume: 15%
Serving Temperature: 16º - 18º
Production: A small production of a classic red blend of Carignan and Grenache, with the Carignan as the primary variety followed by the Grenache. A wine resulting from the partnership of a group of friends. Back in 2001, a group of eight friends, all talented young winemakers from the region with the same aim, enthusiasm and passion for the wine, started their joined-venture, “La vinya del vuit”, whose members are: Sara Pérez, René Barbier jr, Nuria Pérez, Ester Nin, Montse Mateos, Julien Basté, Iban Foix and Philippe Thévenon, and in 2002 their first vintage was released.
They produce a superb wine which bears the same name, it comes from two different sites, a small ancient vineyard in Gratallops “Vuit” purchased and totally recovered after the abandoned and neglected estate it was in at the time of its acquisition, an excellent site composed of blue llicorella soil, the characteristic slate, which gives the wines of the DO its authenticity and identity and planted with very old Samsó (Carignan) grape. The other vineyard which was bought later as an addition to the project, is a small plot of about 5 ha. in La Vilella Baixa, as the grapes come from both vineyards, the wine can not be labelled under the Vi de Vila classification. Both vineyards are farmed ecologically with the vinification taking place at Clos Mogador Celler.
Slow spontaneous fermentation using wild yeasts with an ageing period of 20 months in oak barrels of second and third year.
Tasting Notes: A Classic Excellent Priorat wine, elegance, freshness and balance. Mineral, Mediterranean herbs, licorice, graphite intermixed with a rich confection of ripe berry fruit. Big and complex.
Note: It can be drunk now and over the next 15 years.
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