Red wine with crianza
Black Grenache and Hairy Grenache
CELLER XAVIER CLUA
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Winery: Celler Xavier Clua
Region: Catalonia (D.O. Terra Alta)
Grape Varieties: 50% Black Grenache and 50% Hairy Grenache
Type: Red dry wine aged in oak,
Alcohol Volume: 14%
Serving Temperature: 16º - 18º
Production: Made from a blend of the two local Grenache varieties, Hairy Grenache and black Grenache old vines, sourced from “La Plana del Barranc” and “La Setena”, from their own estate located at an altitude of 410 m above sea level and made up mainly of calcareous and panal soils. Fermented and aged during 9 months in the same 5000 liters French oak Foudre. Production of 6600 bottles.
The Xavier Clua Wine Cellar is situated in the Village of Vilalba dels Arcs, one of the twelve communes of the Denomination of Origin of Terra Alta. A long established celler, for four generations, the name of Clua has been associated with the production of wines and today is the latest generation, led by Xavier Clua who runs the viticulture and the winemaking side of the business. The family owned vineyards are located around the village of Vilalba dels Arcs, in the heart of the Ebre region in southern Tarragona. The soil is made up of calcareous clays, with low levels of organic material, but rich in elements that favour good drainage and the clime has influences both Mediterranean and continental.
Tasting Notes: Lovely nose of red fruits and spices, on the palate very succulent red fruit with a touch of well integrated oak, mature tannins and good acidity.
Notes: Best enjoyed over the next 2 - 3 years.
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