WINEMAKERS NOTES In the rolling hills of Porrerawithin the winemaking region of Priorat, grow the ancient vines of CellerVallLlach. Dating back over 100 years, the winery’s diminutive, centennial vines provide their flagship wine, VallLlach, with its characteristic elegant structure and individual character. This proprietaryblend is profound and structured, with a magnificent concentration that manifests itself in a rich weave of black currant, ripe berry, toasted almond, Mediterranean herb and blue slate aromas and flavors. Containing very round tannins and a silky, endless finish, the estate recommends opening this wine 30 minutes before drinking and serving it at a temperature of 55-60ºF.
VINTAGE The winemaking team of Celler Vall Llach has called 2008 the ‘year of the deluge.’ After a very dry winter, eastern winds brought generous amounts of rain during most of spring and into the first few months of summer. While this led to spectacular vegetative growth, grape set was adversely affected by the excessive precipitation due to a major loss in flowering. By carefully monitoring the phytosanitary condition of the vines, Vall Llach was able to prevent any threat of mildew and thanks, in part, to a dry September and October that exhibited extreme diurnal temperature differences, the Vall Llach team was able to harvest their crop at its optimum ripeness. Overall it is said that 2008 vintage produced wines that are very complex and aromatic.
VARIETAL BLEND 65% Carinena, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot