Winery: En Nùmeros Vermells
Region: Catalunya (D.O.Q. Priorat)
Grape Varieties: 100% Carignan
Type: Red wine aged in oak
Alcohol Volumen: 15.5%
Serving Temperature: 16º - 18º
En Números Vermells is Silvia Puig’s individual project, a young but very experienced winemaker with a formidable C.V. when it comes to winemaking and belonging to a new generation of winemakers in the Priorat. She makes small amounts of amazing wines in a very artisanal way. It started with producing just 1 single barrique in 2008 in a small garage converted for this in the village of Torroja, now she has her own place in the village of Gratallops where she produces the wines. All the fruit is carefully selected from different plots staggered in Costers (Catalán word meaning steeply slopes) and terraces with soils dominated by the characteristic “llicorella” or slate in different points of the Priorat.
Production: 100% Carignan sourced from centenary vines planted in very steep Costers, vineyard in Torroja which was planted according to the Register official documents in 1919. The production is inferior to 500 grams per plant and all the process is done manually from beginning to end. Fermentation takes place in 500 L. new French oak barrels with a long maceration of about 30 days. Afterward it ages in the same barriques where it will spend 13 months. Bottled unfiltered. Smaller production to previous vintages, total 766 bottles.
Tasting Notes: Extraordinary black-coloured with an excellent complexity and elegance all the way. Beautifully integrated notes of liquorice, species, berry fruit, graphite pencil combined with subtle smoky and tobacco hints. Wonderful broad, rich and complex with a perfect balance of acidity and mouthfuls of berry fruit.
Note: With a good structure to age, it will improve in cellar during the next 10/12 years
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