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La Vinya del Vuit
2011 Blend


Vineyard: Organically farmed and ploughed using a mule. South facing slope, 350 meters above sea level. 2 plots; one is Gratallops and another one in La Vilella Baixa.
Soil Type: Licorella.
Vine Age: Over 90 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
Yield: Very low.


This is a blend of 70% Cariñena and 30% Garnacha.
2011 began with some rainfall in March, a similar weather as the previous year, 2010 was fresh and humid. After the March rainfall, the rest of the year until September was very dry, with no rain and a particularly hot summer. To extend the ripening season, straw was used in the vineyard, as a result, the soil temperature dropped by 18°Centigrade. Overall 2011 was a warm vintage producing bold, spicy and structured wines.
From very old Vineyards located in Gratallops and Vilella Baixa, poor soil and a harsh climate illustrate the growing conditions in Priorat in general, therefore producing unique wines.
The vineyards are managed organically with the help of a mule. Harvested by hand, artisanal winemaking methods using wild yeast and spontaneous fermentation.
Aged for 18 months in 2 and 3 years old French and Austrian 300 liters oak barrels.
The 4.5 ha total surface vineyards produce less than 2000 bottles each year.
Made at Clos Mogador cellar by René Barbier Jnr and Sara Pérez.
The V8 team is made of Sara Perez , Rene Barbier, Ester Nin, Nuria Perez, Montse Mateos, Iban Foix, Julien and Philippe Thévenon Basté.
1 980 bottles made, bottled in August 2013, the Vinya del Vuit 2011 is packed in 8 bottles cases, each bottle shows the name of one of the eight on the label.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep garnet.
Nose: Elegant and complex, displays fresh & fruity aromas with some blackcurrant and red cherry with hints of spices.
Palate: It is elegant with fresh dark fruits and soft tannins, it is relatively bold but shows exceptional refinement.
Other: A delicate wine that will age well.
This is a great food pairing wine, should go well with a wide range of dishes especially braised lamb or beef with Porcini mushrooms, bone marrow or pepper sauce.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 15.5
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