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Joan d'Anguera Montsant

Joan d'Anguera Montsant

Spain
REGION
Catalonia
SIZE
750ml
ABV
13.5%
VINTAGE
2015
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Grape Varieties: 50% Garnacha, 50% Syrah
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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 mess 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
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 outlook have welcomed the change. We hope it provokes other producers in the region to follow suit.

Winery
All grapes are sourced from Joan d’Anguera’s various biodynamic vineyards. Set on north-facing slopes, they have clay and limestone soils.

Taste
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 bottled unfiltered in the spring.

 

SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 13.5%
Awards
Closure Cork
Size 750ml
Grape Variety Syrah Blend
Vintage 2015
Location
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
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