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Josep-Maria Vendrell, 2018 Monsant, L'Alleu



Vintage

2018

Region

SpainCatalunya

Appellation

Monsant

Cuvée

L'Alleu

Varietal

Garnacha, Cariñena

Farming

Organic

Vinification

Indigenous yeast fermented, Barrel Aged

Soil Type

Schist, Clay

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.

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