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Josep Grau Viticultor Granit White 2021
Spain
Priorat - Spain
Guia Penin
91
  • S$74.00
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Estimated arrival October 2022

Wine Type: White Wine
Grape Variety:  Garnacha Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Ageing Potential: Drink now
Serving Temperature: 10 ~ 12 °C
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Size: 750ml
Country: Spain
Region: Priorat

Granit is the most complex and special white wine in the winery. And although the Montsant and Priorat area is more renowned for red wine, when you work a vineyard like Granit, a great wine is already augured. Being a single vineyard wine, its production is limited and the vintage itself determines the quantity of bottles

Viticulture:

All works in the vineyard are manual and we do not use any chemical-synthetic products. Following the principles of organic and biodynamic viticulture, we guarantee the biodiversity of the area, the sustainability of the vineyard and the essence of its origin.

Soil:

 Grapes for its production come from a vineyard planted with Grenache Blanche (the traditional variety of the area) and it is located in Marçà. It is a small vineyard divided into three terraces. As its name suggests, it has a clay-calcareous soil with a lot of decomposed granité and sand. The little rain it receives throughout the year it drains naturally, hence it helps to reduce yield and increase aromas and sugar concentration.

Winemaking:

The grapes enter to the pneumatic press and after a long and a very gentle program, the grape juice enters directly into the Stockinger oval foudre of 2,000 litres capacity. It is made with Austrian oak, which respect the fruit and the minerality of the grape variety. Once fermented, it will remain in the same foudre around 7 months with its fine lees, which will add extra aromas to the wine, a silky textura and more structure.

  • Very natural aromas of apple, pear, white flowers, fennel and a light citrus touch. We are captivated by its mineral and herbaceous touches that appear at the end.
  • It is a fresh and lively wine, with a certain lightness and a very Mediterranean style.
Josep Grau

Josep Grau, the winegrower and oenologist, has an obsession with the vineyard selection, and his final goal is to make the best wines, authentic and exciting. He works with a puzzle of small vineyards in the municipalities of Marçà, Capçanes and Falset, each with its particular mineral richness, with clay, calcareous, granite and slate soils that provide, together with an extreme and unpredictable climate, genuine wines, superb, rich, and with the identity of fruit and terroir.

Mr Josep Grau always ferments the grapes with indigenous yeasts to preserve the specific character of each grape variety and plot. Following his "terroir-first" philosophy, he seldom uses small oak barrels to age the wines because he thinks they often suffocate the fruit and impart too much flavour to the wine. Instead, his wines are usually aged in Austrian oak containers, and he prefers Stockinger barrels.