Josep-Maria Vendrell, 2018 Montsant, L'Alleu
50+ year old vines. 80% Garnacha Tinta, 20% Cariñena.
Hand-harvested, de-stemmed fermentation. Aged 8 months in French oak (35% new).
Josep-Maria Vendrell has achieved near-perfect balance with his “big” wine. He has backed off even more on the new oak and we’re left with a stunning display of tension, dark fruit, ripe tannins and huge length. Rarely have we seen such poise in such a young producer.