Region / Appellation: Priorat DOQ
Producer: Celler Vall Llach
Grape Variety: 78% Cariñena, 22% Garnacha
Alcohol Content: 15%
94 Points Guia Peñin
93 Points Decanter
95 Points Guia Intervinos
Containing aromas of warm berry pie, marzipan and Mediterranean herbs, this wine is rich and expressive in the mouth, with great structure and silky tannins.
Fermentation of the destalked grape in 2,500 and 5,000 litre stainless steel tanks. 17 days of fermentacion at a temperature limited to between 25 and 29 ºC with daily pigeage and gentle remontage. 12 days of post-fermentation maceration, followed by gentle pressing. Malolactic fermentation, 100% in stainless steel tanks.The wine was transferred to 300 litre barriques of light and medium-toasted fine-grained new French oak and foudre of 2th year. A racking is carried out during the breeding of 14 months.
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.