Cartoixa de Montsalvat
Montgarnatx Priorat DOCa 2015
Case of 6 bottles.
Returning in April.
A blend of 65% Grenache (form vineyards between 30-40 year old vines) and 35% Carignan (from 60+ year old vines) hand-harvested from low-yielding vines.
The grapes macerate for 15-20 days, then fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation is complete, the blend is made and the wine ages for 12 months in new French-oak barrels (225 litre size). Alc./vol. 15.4%
Tasting note: Deep red/purple colour with red/garnet tinges. Complex aromas and flavours of dark red fruits - plum, wild strawberry, and raspberry - with floral notes of cinnamon spice, liquorice, caramel, and tobacco. Intense, balanced, with good acidity, sweet, ripe tannins, and long, evolving finish.
Pairings: Grilled and braised meats - beef and lamb - earthy vegetarian dishes, and Morrocan-style spicy dishes.