Red Wine Idus de Vall Llach 2017
Crianza red wine from Priorat. Old-vines Grenache and Carignan aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
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One of the most prestigious wineries in Priorat, Celler Vall Llach presents the new vintage of Idus de Vall Llach.
The grapes come from little plots -called "Trossos"- owned by local peasants who farm the vineyards in the most traditional manner and with the utmost respect for the Priorat environment. The plots are located in the outskirts of Porrera.
Each plot was harvested by hand when the grapes reached their optimal ripening state. Once in the premises, the grapes were destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks with mild punch-downs and pump-overs.
After a post-fermentation maceration which lasted 15 days, this Crianza red wine was gently pressed and then half of the grapes underwent malolactic fermentation in the tanks, while the other half completed the process in barrels.
Then this red wine from Priorat was transferred and aged for 14 months in 2nd year French oak barrels. During the process, the wine was racked once.
Decant Idus de Vall Llach 2017 a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
6,860 bottles produced.
The wine Idus de Vall Llach has a high, intense cherry-coloured robe with a ruby rim.
Deep, enticing and misterious. This blend of Grenache and Carignan from Priorat begins with some exuberant notes of blackberries and mulberries, nicely combined with aromas of spices, bitter chocolate, rosemary, laurel and flowers. On the background, a layer of rich mineral nuances and Mediterranean garrigue.
This Crianza red wine by Vall Llach is ripe, palate-coating and textured. Clove, balsam and menthol, with intense remembrances of ripe wild berries, a superb acidity and a fresh, spacious core. Mild tannins and long, intensely mineral finish. Great ageing potential.
|Our personal opinion||
A terrific red wine from Priorat, Idus de Vall Llach 2017 pairs excellently with hearty dishes.
Idus de Vall Llach 2016:
Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 92.
Idus de Vall Llach 2014:
Enterwine 92. Peñín 92. Guía Gourmets 97.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Other guides||James Suckling 93|
|Percentage of variety||Cariñena 68%, Garnacha 32%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Blue cheeses, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Stews|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|