Espelt

0034 972 531 727 Mas Espelt
Vilajuïga, 17493
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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. – Description from mriskic

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  • Garnacha from Spain has emerged as one of today's great values in red wine. ... it tastes. 84pts 2012 Espelt Viticultors Garnacha Old Vines Emporada 14% $9 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... Read More

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  • Espelt Viticultors Garnacha Old Vines 2012

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    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. Sm... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Espelt Garnacha Old Vines 2012

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    Easy to drink. Soft and round with dark fruit and berries. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Terres Negres 2010

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    Calidad precio espectacular. Una larga maceración que resulta en un vino profundo y largo con unos matices espectaculares Read More

    Wine review by WhOw


  • Espelt Viticultors Granacha Old Vines 2010

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    Wine review by Derek25


  • Espelt White Blend Empordà Vailet 2010

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    This particular wine has a very dark, brooding color in the glass, a bit ...-espelt-old-vines-garnacha.htm Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Espelt Rosado Corali 2009

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    Now my second wine with dinner was the 2009 Espelt Corali Rosado, much less intimidating as a chilled rose than a red wine for most dinner guests! This wine was very refreshing, with a nose of pear, strawberry and grass along with a few floral notes. The taste was delightful combination of melon and peach with hints of fresh herbs with a clean... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Espelt Empordà Corali 2010

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    Wine review by Eleane Beadle


  • Sauló Tinto Joven 2008

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    Very bubblegummy on the nose which followed though on the palate. Very soft tannins, berry fruits and sticky, jam like finish. Read More

    Wine review by Fenderbaum


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