The red wine Vall del Calàs is made from a blend of Merlot (around 10 years of age), Tempranillo (coming from 25 year-old vines), and Grenache (vines 30 to 60 years old), farmed following the guidelines of organic agriculture.
All of them are grown in terraced granite soils, typical of the Montsant region.
Manually harvested and selected twice, each of the grape varieties was separately vinified according to its specific requirements.
After being destemmed, the grape bunches were macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then this organic Spanish red wine started malolactic fermentation and was subsequently transferred into new and 2nd year 228-litre French oak barrels, where it completed the process and was aged for a period of 12 months.
Finally, Vall del Calàs 2014, produced by the Celler de Capçanes winery, was blended and aged for a further 3 months in the cellar prior to its release.
Decant this red wine from Montsant 30 minutes before drinking. Drink until 2025.
Production of 12,000 bottles.
The red wine Vall del Calàs has an intense cherry colour with some garnet tinges.
This organic red wine from Montsant has a suggestive, well-defined nose. Aromas of ripe fruit, along with notions of clove, vanilla and thyme, combined with some mineral and balsamic undertones that add complexity to the nose.
This red wine by Celler de Capçanes is well-balanced and characteristic. Intense notes of red fruit, balsam, garrigue and spices over a dimly mineral background. Mild tannins and long, expressive mineral finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A finely crafted, expressive red wine, Vall de Calàs 2014 from Montsant pairs wonderfully with BBQs, roasted meats and cured Spanish Manchego cheeses.
Vall del Calàs 2013:
Enterwine 91. Peñín 89. Rated as "Excellent" by Wein-Plus.
Vall del Calàs 2012:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Other guides||Guía Proensa 2017: 90 puntos. Gilbert Gaillard: Medalla de Oro.|
|Name of Award||Selection Das Genussmagazin Organic Wines: Medalla de Plata. 3 Estrellas.|
|Percentage of variety||Merlot 50%, Garnacha Tinta 35%, Tempranillo 15%|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Sheep´s cheese, Stew|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Appetizer, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion|
I recommend this wine. It is an unpretentious but very nice red from Catalonia. No imbalances, no excesses, just fruit and a touch of herbs wrapped in freshness. And it is organic.