Gratallops Vi De Vila Price € 51.70
Gratallops is a new subappelation in the Priorat region, similar to a village level. Older vines (40 years average) lend complexity to this wine, which also exhibits lovely minerality and a spicy juiciness on the palate.
Alvaro has been instrumental in introducing the Burgundian ideas of Villages and Cru to Priorat. In 2006, he began to elaborate separately a collection of old vineyards from throughout the township of Gratallops to extend and commercialize this idea.
Sensory features: Bright violet color. Allspice, anise and woodsmoke aromas complement vibrant red fruits and floral pastille. Juicy, tightly focused raspberry and bitter cherry flavors expand and sweeten with air, as hints of cola and spicecake develop in the glass. The very long finish shows outstanding focus, supple tannins and a lingering floral quality.
Grape varieties: 85% Garnacha & 15 Cariñena sourced from a number of named plots such as Ermites, La Baixada, Mas d'en Pallarès, Coll del Corral, Obagues, Manyetes, Sorts, Les Planes, Mas d'en Piqué and Carrerada.
The grapes were destemmed, lightly pressed and fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts. The wine went through malolactic fermentaion and 16 months aging in oak barrels.
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle size: 750ml