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La Vinya del Vuit
2008 Blend

Viticulture

Vineyard: South facing, 350 meters altitude.
Soil Type: Licorella desmenzada.
Vine Age: 100 years old Carignan and over 70 years old Grenache.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
Yield: Very low.

Vinification:

This is a blend of 95% Carignan and 5% Grenache.
From very old Vineyards located in Gratallops and Vilella Baixa, poor soil and a harsh climate illustrate the growing conditions in Priorat, producing unique wines.
The vineyards are managed organically with the help of a mule. Harvested by hand, artisanal wine-making methods and inoculated with natural yeast.
Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels.
The 4.5ha total surface vineyards produce less than 2000 bottles each year.
Made at Clos Mogador cellar by René Barbier Jnr and Sarah Pérez.
The V8 team; Sara Perez , Rene Barbier, Ester Nin, Nuria Perez, Montse Mateos, Iban Foix, Julien and Philippe Thévenon Basté.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep cherry color with purple rim.
Nose: Ripe and fruity with hints of toast, notes of balsamic and licorice, spicy with good minerality, lavender and thyme on the background.
Palate: First it is rich and bold with marked structure, good acidity and minerality, intense, spicy, soft texture and persistent. Displays a long finish of ripe fruits and mineral notes with a smoky aftertaste.
Other: An elegant Priorat wine with a balanced richness, will go well with any red meat, rich sauces with mushrooms, bone marrow or green pepper corn, also ideal with winter stews.
Great aging potential.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14.5
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