Over 60% old vine Carineña, the balance made up with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in new french oak for 14 months. Haunting, sophisticated, rich yet bright, fine and vibrant, this is packed with crushed blueberry fruit, with notes of sloe and dried flower, strong mineral sensations, supported by ripe, svelte tannins.
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.
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.