Red WIne with Crianza
EL SOLÀ D'ARES
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Winery: El Solà d’Ares
Region: Catalonia (DOQ Priorat)
Grape Varieties: 95% Garnacha and 5% Carignan
Type: Red wine with crianza
Alcohol Volume: 16.5%
Serving Temperature: We recommend serving the wine at 16ºC. The mature style of these wines requires a cooler temperature for tasting.
Production: A single estate wine sourced from over 60 years old vines of Grenache from the “Pineyard”, own-vineyard composed of old vines growing on very poor and dry soil on the slated steep-slopes in the municipal district of Torroja del Priorat. The wine has fermented in open stain steel vats and French oak barrels of 600 liters with and ageing period of 18 months. The vineyard is organically farmed since 2007. 400 bottles produced.
The Bessons is part of the Solà d’Ares company, wines elaborated by Antoni Sanchez Ortiz in charge of this tiny but very interesting Project, professional in the wine business and fully committed to quality. Antoni has a formidable Curriculum when it comes to winemaking and brings his formidable experience and youthful passion to the making of this beautifully crafted wine. He is also the winemaker and viticulturist in Melis – D.O.Q. Priorat and in Terrer d’Aubert, D.O. Tarragona, both mid-sized wineries that bet on quality winemaking. www.soladares.es
Tasting Notes: Mature nose, figs and plums and ripe berry fruit, spice hints, chocolate, tobacco with mineral and balsamic notes. A sumptuous palate of rich fruit, broad and intense, integrated spice and acidity. Finishing with an outstanding length and a ripe fruit-filled aftertaste.
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