Celler Vall Llach Priorat Vall Llach, Mas de la Rosa 2016

Celler Vall Llach Priorat Vall Llach, Mas de la Rosa 2016

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Grape varieties:100% Cariñena, only 1,716 bottles produced

Mas de la Rosa is a unique vineyard site that has an unforgiving south-facing orientation to the sun, is made up of 80° slopes, and consists of only slate rock. As irrigation is banned in Priorat, our old Cariñena vines are forced to dig deep in search of water, leading to incredibly low yields – it takes seven vines to make one bottle of this inimitable wine. The bottling of this single vineyard site is our flagship wine, one of very few Vi de Finca Qualificadas (“estate wines”) that has been certified in Spain. The vineyard's incredibly rocky hillside just outside Porrera is a beautiful setting that has earned the wine its poetic name of Mas de la Rosa, or Rose’s Farmhouse.

Priorat is defined by its harsh, practically wild, conditions, with a temperate climate and little rainfall, and the 2016 vintage was no exception. Fortunately, our vines are all deep-rooted, having driven deep into the llicorella soils that are so nutrient-poor; this makes them well-adapted for difficult growing conditions and give us the privilege of one of the best grape musts in the world. Due to the lack of rain, beautifully moderate temperatures, and the presence of dry air during key moments of the cycle of the vine, 2016s wines are exceptionally lively and expressive.

Press Notes:

95 Points, Decanter

93 Points, Wine Enthusiast

93 points, Guia Peñin (Spain's top wine guide)