Red Wine Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2017

Single vineyard red wine. Varietal old-vines Carignan aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Grapes Varieties: Carignan,
Wineries: Celler Vall Llach
ñ 93 95 94

Availability: In stock

€85.75
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This is arguably Vall Llach's "Grand Cru." In other words, the top Spanish red wine of one of Priorat's top wineries. It is made exclusively from grapes coming from a single vineyard, called Mas de la Rosa, located on the outskirts of Porrera.

South-oriented, the vineyard is located at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level. It is planted with centenary vineyards, firmly rooted in extremely steep, almost unworkable slopes composed of the famed, black slate llicorella soil of Priorat.

The 2017 vintage of Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa is a varietal Carignan. Selected and destemmed, the grapes were cold-macerated for 3 days and then fermented in 225 and 500-litre oak barrels and in little stainless steel tanks, with daily punch-downs and mild pump-overs.

After that, this Priorat red wine was aged in new French oak barrels for 14 months.

It is crucial to decant Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2017 for a substantial period of time.

Only 1,500 bottles produced.

This wine bears the "Vi de Finca Qualificada” label, Catalonia's highest legal recognition concerning wine quality.

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Appearance

The red wine Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa has a bright, intense, dark cherry colour with a garnet rim.

Nose

Immensely deep, this old-vines Carignan has an unending aromatic richness. The purity of aromas is truly remarkable, with some distilled, pristine notes of wild berries and a seemingly unending parade of nuances, from red and blue flowers and menthol, to spices, liquorice, petricor and a metallic tip. Dim notes of spices and, again, a marvelously intoxicating mineral finish make this a quintessential Priorat red wine.

Palate

This wine of Vall Llach makes one's heart beat faster. Sturdy, wonderfully textured, concentrated and super intense. Palate is phenomenal, though still a bit compressed, and acidity is crisp and laser-like. Minerality is so present that sometimes the wine feels almost like drinking liquid stone. Tannins are ripe, nutritious, and the ending is matched by very few wines. An the wine is only in its beginnings!  Exhilarating.

Our personal opinion

Plain and simple, Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2017 is one of Priorat's absolute best wines. World-class.

OTHER VINTAGES

Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2016:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 93.

Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2014:

Not released.

Vall Llach Mas de la Rosa 2013:

Peñín 94. Parker 92..

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Peñin Score 93
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 94
Other guides Decanter 97.
Mono-Varietal Cariñena
Pairings Aged cheeses, Alone, Birds, Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted red meats, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, To bring to an engagement
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3 Reviews
An asset
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Struggling, slowly growing in the bottle, but of course not quite there. It needs a full 7 years to begin to come together. By all accounts, this is an investment in the future.
Review by (Posted on 3 April 2019)
astounding
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World-class. So deep it is almost frightening. Store and forget for 5 years minimum.
Review by (Posted on 12 December 2018)
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I've been a follower of this wine year after year. This time I've got myself 4 bottles. Drank one. It is monumental, but still a child. I will store the other three for at least 5 years.
Review by (Posted on 16 January 2018)
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