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Espectacle del Montsant 2010

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"This outstanding new wine comes from a single, very steep vineyard planted with over 100 year old Grenache vines. The vineyard is located at La Figuera, on the northern edge of the Montsant D.O., and looks onto the famous Montsant mountain as well as having spectacular views of the Ebro valley and even the distant Pyrenees 200 kms away. Hence the name! The vines have been carefully tended by Rene Barbier's Clos Mogador team and the wine vinified by Rene in one special oak vat. The wine is stunning, with glorious ripe Grenache fruit and wonderful soft spicy flavours...and of course the enormous depth and richness provided by the age of the vines. The project is jointly owned by Rene and Isabelle Barbier, Fernando and Marta Zamora (Oenologists and teachers at University of Tarragona), and Charlotte and Christopher Cannan. With only 5000 bottles being made ESPECTACLE is designed to be distributed through the prestige restaurant trade in Spain, and to high profile retail and restaurant accounts worldwide. There is no doubt that the age of the vines and the spectacular location of the vineyards will generate lots of interest, and the quality will establish ESPECTACLE as one of Spain's greatest red wines..a magnificent example of how special pure Grenache from 100 year old vines can be." -Importer

Region: Spain » Catalunya » Tarragona » Montsant

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Winery: René Barbier  
Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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René Barbier:
René Barbier has been producing wines from Catalonia for over 100 years. Founded by Léon Barbier in 1880, René Barbier winery (named after Léon's son) has garnered high acclaim for producing premium Spanish wines. René Barbier currently offers their Mediterranean Series in the United States. These fresh, modern wines from the Catalunya region of Spain blend tradition with innovation. Afford... Read more
René Barbier has been producing wines from Catalonia for over 100 years. Founded by Léon Barbier in 1880, René Barbier winery (named after Léon's son) has garnered high acclaim for producing premium Spanish wines. René Barbier currently offers their Mediterranean Series in the United States. These fresh, modern wines from the Catalunya region of Spain blend tradition with innovation. Affordable, simple, and eminently drinkable, René Barbier Mediterranean Wines are renowned worldwide for their fresh, clean flavors and their easy-drinking style. Read less

"This outstanding new wine comes from a single, very steep vineyard planted with over 100 year old Grenache vines. The vineyard is located at La Figuera, on the northern edge of the Montsant D.O., and looks onto the famous Montsant mountain as well as having spectacular views of the Ebro valley and even the distant Pyrenees 200 kms away. Hence the name! The vines have been carefully tended by Rene Barbier's Clos Mogador team and the wine vinified by Rene in one special oak vat. The wine is stunning, with glorious ripe Grenache fruit and wonderful soft spicy flavours...and of course the enormous depth and richness provided by the age of the vines. The project is jointly owned by Rene and Isabelle Barbier, Fernando and Marta Zamora (Oenologists and teachers at University of Tarragona), and Charlotte and Christopher Cannan. With only 5000 bottles being made ESPECTACLE is designed to be distributed through the prestige restaurant trade in Spain, and to high profile retail and restaurant accounts worldwide. There is no doubt that the age of the vines and the spectacular location of the vineyards will generate lots of interest, and the quality will establish ESPECTACLE as one of Spain's greatest red wines..a magnificent example of how special pure Grenache from 100 year old vines can be." -Importer

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