White Wine Aigua de Llum de Vall Llach 2016

Single varietal Viognier from Priorat fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 4 months.

Crianza. 4 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Viognier,
Wineries: Celler Vall Llach
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€44.70
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A superbly elegant Spanish white wine, Aigua de Llum de Vall Llach is also a most unconventional wine.

First, it is produced by Celler Vall Llach at the very heart of the Priorat DO, a land known for its unique red wines.

Moreover, it is a single varietal Viognier, made from approximately 2,000 grapevines scattered over the towns of Porrera and Torroja del Priorat.

Harvested by hand and destemmed, the grapes were macerated for 36 days before being fermented in two containers: stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels.

This white wine from Priorat was fermented for 60 days, with daily stirrings.

Once the process was completed, part of this Viognier white wine was kept for 4 months in the same barrels, while the rest was transferred to another set of new French oak barrels, where it was also aged for 4 months.

Finally, Aigua de Llum de Vall Llach 2016 was blended and bottled.

The label features a passage of the poem "Solstici", by the Catalan poet Miquel Martí i Pol, a personal friend of the winery's managers.

Drink this white wine fermented in oak until 2022. Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Extremely limited production: 1,175 bottles.

 

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Appearance

Aigua de Llum de Vall Llach has an intense golden colour with some lemon-coloured tinges.

 

Nose

Exceedingly suggestive and sophisticated, this Viognier white wine is opulent, leesy and smokey. Tropical fruit is predominant, with nuances of white fruit, herbs de Provence and citrus. The background is an intriguing combination of pastry, dry fruit and minerality.

 

Palate

This white wine by the Vall Llach winery is remarkably smooth and lovely concentrated, with tang, structure and real complexity. Juicy, creamy remembrances of vanilla, peach, honey and balsam, with a deep mineral core and an uplifting freshness reminiscent of citrus. Luscious texture and a long finish with a mineral and smokey aftertaste.

 

Our personal opinion

Little-known and exquisitely crafted, Aigua de Llum de Vall Llach 2016 is a unique wine.

 

OTHER VINTAGES

Aigua de Llum de Vall Llach 2015:

Parker 92.

Year 2012
Type White
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-10ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 4
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Mono-Varietal Viognier
Pairings Baked whitefish, Boullabaise, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Oysters, Rice with fish, Soup and rice, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stew, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Dry and full bodied, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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This wine is comparable to some great Condrieus. The mineral side of it is remarkable.
Review by (Posted on 12 December 2018)
Viognier
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Yes, an amazing Viognier it is. Highly aromatic by nature, here the slate soils multiply its qualities making the resulting wine as intoxicating as a Persian bazaar.
Review by (Posted on 16 January 2018)
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