Region / Appellation: Priorat DOQ
Producer: Celler Vall Llach
Grape Variety: 40% Cariñena, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Garnacha, 15% Merlot, 10% Syrah
Alcohol Content: 15.5%
Black plum, berry, violet petal and ultimately raisiny ripeness define the nose on this dark and lusty Priorat.
A ripe, saturated, muscular palate is home to blackberry, baked plum and spice flavors, while burnt brown sugar, pepper and herbal flavours dance comfortably on a deep, lengthy finish.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast
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.