Artisan “vi de la vila” (Catalan for “village wine”) from Gratallops, DOQ Priorat, produced from Carignan grapes grown at our oldest vineyard. The output per vintage is 300 bottles. Some truly unique items.
The vinification has been entirely artisanal from the oak fermentation carried out by the grapes’ own yeast to bottling after ageing in the new fine-grained Allier French oak cask.
A wine in which Carignan expresses itself to the uttermost, with a surprising flavour and savour complexity, where mineral, spicy and softly toast notes are blended in with candied almonds and aromatic herbs evoking the typical ratafia from Olot.
In the mouth, the intense beefy taste matches the wine’s excellent acidity that makes the wine fresh and brisk. The tannins are intense, polished and make up a balanced triangle with the acidity and alcohol, which provides the right structure, consistency and easy drinkability.
The aftertaste is long, aromatic and vigorous. This wine will refine within five years and can be cellared for over a decade.