A juicy Spanish red delivering vibrant fruit aromas and a seductive savoury finish
Made from 100% Garnacha Tinta, this wine is a pure reflection of the innovative style of winemakers Joan and Josep Anguera who have exercised skillful restraint in avoiding over-extraction . As a result this wine has a vibrancy and freshness which is further enhanced by the use of whole bunches during fermentation. Full of expressive fruit aromas of dark cherry , cranberry and red currant layered with meaty notes and a hint of white pepper .A silky texture on the palate that leads into a long and pleasant savoury finish.
- Certified Organic and Biodynamic
- Proportion of whole bunches used in fermentation
- Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate’ praise: ‘ the winery is so impressive and exciting that I wanted to let know about them.’
- Aged for 15 months in old French oak barrels
Food Pairing: Roast pork tenderloin, grilled lamb chops, cured meats.
Cellaring: Drinks very well now
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Joan d’Anguera founded this estate in 1820 in the wine-producing region of Montsant which surrounds Priorat in Catalonia in Spain’s northeast. Fast forward seven generations, mostly of bulk wine production, and another Joan and his brother Josep, guided by their mother Mercè, have built on the innovative work of their father, Josep d’Anguera Senior, who died prematurely in 2000. The estate is now fully biodynamic and producing a range and quality of wines that had led to wide acclaim. Though Priorat’s powerful red wines have allowed it to lord it over its near neighbour, Montsant is steadily building its own reputation with the likes of the Joan d’Anguera estate to the fore. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate scored a collection of their wines from 88 to 96.