Vall Llach, Priorato , 2008

  Vall Llach

Vall Llach, Priorato

An extraordinary wine, a blend of 60% Carignan (100-year-old vines), 10% Grenache, 10% Cabernet and 20% Merlot aged in 100% new oak. 90 different cuvées from separate vineyard plots are vinified and each one is rigorously tasted to make up the final blend. Only 1000 cases are produced. Crunchy plum, cherry and bilberry fruit with a fresh redcurrant raciness, touches of salts and bitter sweet morello, perfumed and elegant but deceptively strong and lengthy. Wonderful.

Contains Sulphites.

About Vall Llach

An estate based in Porrera, Priorato, established in the 1990s by famous Catlalan singer Lluis Lach, Vall Llach has been making waves in in the world of wine and has no doubt been partly responsible for the great enthusiasm that currently surrounds Priorat wine. Old vines Carinena is the key here (60-90 years old) together with natural, attentive wine-growing. Three wines are made Embruix, into which some of the younger fruit goes, Idus and Vall Llach both of which are old vine cuvees aged in new french oak. These are hedonists' wines, exhibiting glorious, voluptuous fruit.

Appellation: Priorat

Having seen a total revolution in the past twenty years Priorat now makes some of the worlds finest grenache based wines, making use of a particular slate and quartz soil type known locally as llicorella. And some incredibly old vines. Single vineyard sites have been identified, winemaking techniques have undergone a revolution and Priorat can now justly identify itself as one of the world's most exciting wine making appellations.