Dry Red wine Aged
CELLER JOSEP VICENS
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Region: Catalonia - D.O. Terra Alta
Grape Varieties: 100% Carignan
Type: Red wine aged in oak
Alcohol Volume: 14º
Serving Temperature: 16º - 18º
Production: Carignan (Samsó) based wine sourced from the oldest Grenache vines in Terra Alta, vineyards of over 80 years old, growing on calcareous soils in the municipal district of Gandesa. Ageing during 15 months in a mixture of American and French oak barrels. Very limited production of 600 bottles
Mon Iaio Sisco is the second label of the Winery created 3 years ago by Josep Vicens the 5th generation as a homage to the Grandfather “Sisco” Francisco Vicens, one of the pioneers in the elaboration of the wines in the family, for his life dedication and commitment to the world of wine.
Small Family run operation whose origins date back to the early days of the XIX century, the Vincen’s family, local winegrowers dedicated to selling wine in bulk, have passed on the operation to the actual generation who committed to innovation, introduced new techniques, pioneers in the introduction of the Syrah variety in the area and elaborating good quality wines. Their brand name “Vinyes del Grau” comes from the family’s oldest plantation called “El Grau” where they grow mainly Syrah, used both in their young and aged wine. Their vineyards, extending over 17 hectares are situated in the surroundings of Gandesa (Terra Alta); they are planted on diverse soils, although the main type is the calcareous very low in organic matter.
Tasting Notes: Dark cherry color, clean and bright. Dense, multi-layered. Matured dark fruits, black cherry, mature plums, spiciness and balsamic, slight touch of earthiness and mineral. On the palate, broad and meaty, ripe tannins.
Notes: Drinks nicely now but will go on for a few more years.
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