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Priorat Bodegas Vall Llach DOCA Vall Llach 1998

Black fruitFood-friendly wineWine for cellaring

15.1%

0.75L

Intensity

The estate’s high-end wine! Prolonged aging and being decanted into a carafe will enhance its complexity and depth. More info

Quantity : 1 bottleObservations : 1 Dirty capsule, 1 Plastic-covered label, 1 Dirty labelLevel : 1 NormalOrigin : private individualRecoverable VAT : noRegion : CataloniaAppellation : PrioratClassification : DOCA
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Priorat Bodegas Vall Llach DOCA Vall Llach 1998

The wine

Vall Lach, the vineyard’s top-of-the-range wine, has been crafted with lengthy ageing in mind. It is produced with grapes from the property’s oldest vines (yields are low) and matured in new French oak for 17 months. To begin with, the nose is quite closed but in time it opens up to reveal fruity (dark fruits, plum, cherry), mineral, empyreumatic and animal notes. The palate is fruity, flavoursome and generous, with a long finish. This is a particularly complex and deep wine that combines both power and delicacy. To enjoy it at its best it needs a number of years in the cellar and should be transferred to a carafe before drinking.

About the Producer Bodegas Vall Llach

Lluis Lach and Enric Costa established this domaine comprising the ancient Priorat vineyard spanning the area between Porrera and Torroja in the early 1990s. Grenache and Carignan are grown in tiny parcels located on steep hillsides known as “trossos”. The Estate has 49 hectares with a soil containing llicorella, a regional slate. The proximity of the sea and the height above sea level counterbalance the hot climate. Winters are cold and nights are cool. Grapes are harvested by hand, vinification is carried out by parcel, and only indigenous yeasts are used during ageing in French oak barrels.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Level : 1 NormalObservations : 1 Dirty capsule, 1 Plastic-covered label, 1 Dirty label

Origin : private individual

Type of cellar : underground, natural cellar

Recoverable VAT : no

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 15.1 %

Region : Spain - Catalonia

Appellation : Priorat

Classification : DOCA

Vintage : 1998

Colour : red

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : conventional More information....

Intensity : full-bodied

Leading aroma : black fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carignan
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