Type of wine: young red wine
Grape varieties: Garnatxa negra, Carinyena, Syrah
Vines of Grenache and Carignan from 50 years old terraces and vines of Syrah from 35 years old terraces. All of them collected in parcels from Gratallops, El Lloar, La Vilella Baixa and La Vilella Alta.
Elaboration: Handpicked grapes, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by an aging process of 4 months in French oak barrels, and bottled afterwards.
“Deep colored and bright, the nose combines ripe black fruit like cherry and blackberry with delicate hints of oak: a touch of vanilla, lightly smoky. In the mouth, the oak becomes more present, adding a pleasant touch of tannins and further complexity. The ripe fruit remains, the spicy character increases. Prunes and black plums, black cherry, vanilla, pepper, clove, slightly earthy even with a rather long, warming finish, pleasantly show up and supported by a mineral sensation on the tongue.”
Frank Smulders MW