Red Wine Oak Aged
Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
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Winery: Celler Joan Simó Transport charges information
Region: D.O.Q. Priorat
Bottle: 150 cl Presented in an indivual wooden case
Grape Varieties: Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah
Type: Red wine oak aged
Alcohol Content: 15 %
Serving Temperature: 16º - 18º
Vinification: Les Sentius is a blend of the best grapes of Grenache from younger vines situated in Bellmunt, with some smaller percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon from the village of el Molar and Syrah. Harvested manually it has spent 15 months in 1st and 2nd year (50% y 40% from Les Eres) and 10% new French oak barrels.
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: Crunchy redcurrants and cherries with a characteristic nose of minerals and toast. Dense and full bodied, spice and mineral, ripe firm tannins and good length.
Notes: It can be drank now or during the next 3 - 4 years.
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