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Altaroses

Spain
REGION
Catalonia
SIZE
750ml
ABV
14.5%
VINTAGE
2014
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£13.79
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Grape Varieties: 100% Garnacha
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Producer
The Montsant DO surrounds that of Priorat, and offers a similar, rich- mineral style without the excessively ambitious pricing. Joan d’Anguera is a 200-year-old family estate that remains a leading light within the appellation. In 2012, the current owners, brothers Josep and Joan d’Anguera decided to adopt a new style: they converted to biodynamics, sold their destemmer, picked earlier, reduced the amount of extraction and new oak, and sought to produce clearer, lighter (though no less intense) wines inspired by traditional expressions of the DO, before ripeness and mass became all-important. Local reaction has been sceptical, but customers with a gastronomic outlook have welcomed the change. We hope it provokes other producers in the region to follow suit.

Vineyard
All grapes are sourced from Joan d’Anguera’s Altaroses vineyards. Set on north-facing slopes, they have clay and limestone soils. The vineyard is certified biodynamic.

Winery
Whole bunches were added to the tank and crushed by foot. Fermentation began after a natural cold maceration of 3-4 days, with no further mechanical extraction. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine was naturally stabilised during the cold winter, then aged for twelve months: eighty percent in concrete tanks and twenty percent in old oak barrels. It was bottled unfiltered.

Taste
Delicate, medium-bodied, yet full of bright, complex red fruit flavours, this Montsant is a marvel of balance. It offers a rounded, silky texture supporting aromas of spice and summer flowers, and leading to a perfectly poised finish.

SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 14.5%
Awards
Closure Cork
Size 750ml
Grape Variety Garnacha
Vintage 2014
Location
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
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