Trosset de Porrera

Diego and Eduardo Duran care for a tiny plot of organically farmed vines eking out an existence on a precarious slope of inhospitable quartz and slate just outside the mountain village of Porrera. With a slope at 60% incline, the growing and harvesting conditions are more dificult. Their centenarian cariñena vines are scarcely taller than your hand and produce less than a pound of concentrated, mineral fruit every fall. Dic terraces by hand to plant his Olim vineyard on a cool, windy, north-facing slope up the valley opposite Vall Llach.

Wines

Priorat Olim

Varietal: Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon

Color: Red

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. Cariñena (90%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Terraced licorella soil @ 300-400 m. Spontaneous fermentation. 12 months in neutral oak. Minimal SO2. The first thing that immediately stands out is the remarkable freshness this wine possesses- something not often seen in Priorat.

Priorat Vi de Vila

Varietal: Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah

Color: Red

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 10-100 year-old cariñena (70%), 17 year-old Garnacha (15%), 15% cabernet, 60% incline slopes of licorella and quartz @ 300-400 m. Spontaneous fermentation. 25% new oak, 75% 2nd/3rd year barrels for 18 months. Minimal SO2 before bottling.

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