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Vall Llach
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 2007 vintage was marked by an excellent maturity of the grapes. Winterwas cold and humid, with temperatures that didn’t fall far below zero. Spring was characterized by regular and persistent rainfall, which began just as the vines were awaking from dormancy. Early growth and healthy plant development were aided by the lack of rain in early summer, which also facilitated good sanitary conditions for the new shoots and grape set. The middle-to-end of summer was very dry and hot, but thankfully the swift September rains brought relief to the vines, which quickly regained their equilibrium and an excellent maturation of the grapes took place. Harvest began towards the end of September and lasted until the beginning of November, producing clusters that had tiny grapes with an excellent natural concentration.

VARIETAL BLEND   70% Carinena, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
 
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