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Espelt Viticultors Garnacha Old Vines 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit reticent on the nose with some pencil shavings lurking under candied cherry fruit with a hint of violet adding some detail. Shows a bit of shoe polish as well. Very smooth and polished in the mouth with modest fine grained tannins and slightly zesty acids helping to frame low key and simple grapey, black cherry, mulberry accented fruit. Smooth and with decent length, this is simple, clean and easy to drink, picking up a hint of licorice on the backend and showing a touch of heat on the finish. 83pts

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Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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Espelt:
Espelt grows grapes in several properties in the area, and the vines we’re looking at are just 60 years old. Anna’s family has been farming in the region for generations, but just opened the winery ten years ago. Hills and mountains carve up the plains and coastal territory in the region, meaning that depending upon where you are, you could be a in a different microclimate. Right now we’re furt... Read more
Espelt grows grapes in several properties in the area, and the vines we’re looking at are just 60 years old. Anna’s family has been farming in the region for generations, but just opened the winery ten years ago. Hills and mountains carve up the plains and coastal territory in the region, meaning that depending upon where you are, you could be a in a different microclimate. Right now we’re further inland among low-rolling hills, and mountains loom on the horizon. The next stop on our tour is a jagged rock ledge about seven feet tall along the side of the road, which Anna shows us to illustrate the qualities of Empordà soil. The top layer is sandy, and below that, granite. Anna plucks a plant that resembles rosemary from the ground. “This tells us the land is acidic,” she explains and hands it to me. I break the leaves, rub them between my fingers, and wonder if this herbaceous smell will be present in the wines we’ll taste later. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Espelt Viticultors Garnacha Old Vines

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
2.50 5
Vintage: 2012 03/21/2014

A bit reticent on the nose with some pencil shavings lurking under candied cherry fruit with a hint of violet adding some detail. Shows a bit of shoe polish as well. Very smooth and polished in the mouth with modest fine grained tannins and slightly zesty acids helping to frame low key and simple grapey, black cherry, mulberry accented fruit. Smooth and with decent length, this is simple, clean and easy to drink, picking up a hint of licorice on the backend and showing a touch of heat on the finish. 83pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.20 5
Vintage: 2012 03/21/2014

Four and a half glasses



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