2011 Bodegas Acústic

Grapes Macabeo, Garnacha
Colour White
Origin Spain, Catalunya
ABV 14%

Deeper gold in colour, waxy, kerosene, richness of greengage, melon, honey truffle. Good grip once again bright acid, oily, truffle, white plum, melon with bright acid, still fresh and long. L&S (Jul 2015)

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Blend of old vines Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo, Garnacha Gris and Pansal. Partly fermented in French oak 'barriques' for three months. Wonderful texture with powerfully structured fruit (almost Rhone and Viognier like) yet very fresh and uplifting on the finish. Would be sensational with lobster! L&S (Mar 2013)

(made from a blend of garnatxa blanca, garnatxa roja, macabeu and pansal, raised in French oak barriques): Light yellow. Dried lemon and pear skin aromas are complemented by notes of beeswax, jasmine and chalky minerals. Dry and focused, with penetrating citrus fruit and mineral flavors and a touch of anise. Finishes on a floral note, with very good clarity and bite. Rating: 90 Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sep 2012)

Acústic Celler

These exciting wines, from very old vines in the DO of Montsant (a 'doughnut-like' ring of land that encircles Priorat on all sides) is the project of Albert Jané Ubeda. Unlike Priorat's famous slate soils Monsant has a mixture of terroirs with more clay, sand and slate vineyards. Planted with Garnatxa (Garnacha) and Samso (Cariñena).

Albert is like an obsessive collector when it comes to prospecting new vineyards, even if he comes across a small parcel of old bush vines he just has to have it and this patchwork of sites add so much complexity and intensity to his wines. All the vines are between 30 and 105 years old, in harsh and stony soils of sand stones and clay.

Albert's philosophy is to create wines that express and bring back to life the traditional way of making wines here. He is all about authenticity and says his job is to look after the vines - he makes his wine in the vineyards not the cellar. It is the vines and the terroir that are the magic here for Albert and his mission is to bottle it!

Working organically since his first vintage in 2004, all the grapes are hand-picked. Vinification is traditional (small wooden press), there is a very prudent use of oak 'a good barrel is a barrel you cannot taste' says Albert, it should 'help the wine express itself not actually add its own mark to the juice'. All wines are then bottled without fining or filtration, making them the most exciting and expressive wines we have tasted from this upcoming region.

Albert also has exciting wine projects in Priorat with Ritme Cellar and Autocton Cellar.

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