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Josep Grau Viticultor Vespres Red 2020
Spain
Priorat - Spain
Guia Penin
90
  • S$56.00
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Estimated arrival October 2022

Wine Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: 60% Garnacha Tinta, 20% Cariñena &10% Syrah
Vintage: 2020
Ageing Potential: Ready to drink
Serving Temperature: 16 ~ 18 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Size: 750ml
Country: Spain
Region: Priorat

First vintage of Vespres was in 2007 and since then has remained loyal to its style until nowadays. Over the years it has received excellent reviews. Perhaps the most prominent was in 2013, when Vespres 2010 appears in the prestigious American Magazine Wine & Spirits (100 Best Wines of the World) and, with 94 points, they place it as the best value wine among the 100 chosen in the American market.

Viticulture:

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

Soil:

The vineyards, small plots of about 50 and 70 years old, are located in the southern area of Montsant: between Capçanes, Marçà and El Pla de Falset. They are old vines, planted in different types of soil. Most clay-calcareous soils, which have made the winter and spring rains very welcome and have retained the water so that means the vineyard would have reserves. In other soils, such as stony soils, water has drained naturally and we have obtained less production, but instead, it has given us a much more fruit concentration, with thicker skin and more pigmentation

Winemaking:

In the winery, we accompany the grapes in their transformation, but with hardly any intervention. In this way we maintain the essence of the grape varieties and their plots until the final result. It ferments in cement tanks and ages for 2 months before being transferred to Stockinger Austrian oak foudres, with a capacity of 2,000 and 2,500 litres. They respect the character of the fruit and its minerality without impacting with aromas of wood. Lastly, a few months in the bottle help to refine and round off the wine before it goes on the market

  • Ruby red
  • Generous in intensity and aromas of red fruit. Slight touches of berries and balsamic.
  • Very Mediterranean character. Its silky texture, fresh acidity and elegant austerity, offer a very cozy and seductive result.
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.