Region / Appellation: Priorat DOQ
Producer: Celler Vall Llach
Grape Variety: 60% Viognier, 35% White Garancha, 5% Macaque
Alcohol Content: 15%
This is a very special wine collection in every sense of the word. It's the only white wine Celler Vall Llach makes, and is made only in exceptional vintages, with an extremely limited production of 904 bottles released in 2010. Its production is in remembrance of an pays tribute to the famous Catalan poet, Miquel Martí i Pol. The name "Aigua de Llum" means "Water of Light" and is a fragment of a poem called Solstici (Solstice).
Aged for 4 months in French oak barrels, Aigua de Llum is a wine of bright straw-yellow color with golden hues. Rich and smooth on the palate, this wine shows elegant characteristics of rich floral bouquet, pleasant citrus, white fruits layered with subtle toasted notes, and a hint of minerality, that develop into a long, powerful finish.
About the Winery:
From its founding in the early 1990s, by famed Spanish singer Lluís Llach and notary Enric Costa, Vall Llach winemaking has been governed by a commitment to rigor and quality. The winery lies in the tiny village of Porerra, in southern Catalonia, in the highly-acclaimed D.O.Q. Priorat. Here, the magnificent century-old vineyard estates of Vall Llach are home to 60- to 90-year-old Cariñena and Garnacha vines.
Old vines naturally produce low yields, and Vall Llach reduces yields even further through careful vineyard management for densely concentrated wines. Vineyards climb steep slate hillsides, receiving optimum sun exposure and beneficial water deprivation, further concentrating the fruit. Newer plantings of Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah add complexity to the old-vine character, and the resulting wines - Vall Llach, Idus, and Embruix - have received high critical acclaim.