01422 300030
sales@lavino.co.uk
£0.00
Click and Collect
Free Delivery
HOME WinesRed WineFinca L' Argata
no image available

Finca L' Argata

Spain
REGION
Catalonia
SIZE
750ml
ABV
14.5%
VINTAGE
2012
IN STOCK
mix 6 price
£16.79
SAVE
£2.00
£18.79 per single bottle
Grape Varieties: 85% Garnacha, 15% Syrah
Buy 6 SAVE £12.00
ADD 6 BOTTLES
Buy 12 SAVE £24.00 & free delivery
ADD 12 BOTTLES

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 mess became all-important. Local reaction has been sceptical, but customers with a gastronomic outlike 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 Finca l’Argatà vineyards, aged twenty to fifty years old. Set on north-facing slopes, they have stony and calcareous soils. The vineyard is certified biodynamic. Harvest was done completely by hand.

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. The wine was then aged for thirteen months in used French oak.

Taste
Superb, detailed, complex wine, showing a lovely interplay of ripe berry fruit, floral and mineral notes, as well as savoury, herbal elements. Great fluidity and charm, while retaining Montsant’s characteristic intensity.

SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 14.5%
Awards
Closure Cork
Size 750ml
Grape Variety Garnacha
Vintage 2012
Location
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
©2018 La Vino, all rights reserved. Site by edoru