|Grapes||Xarel lo Vermell, Xarel lo, Macabeu, Malvasia de Sitges|
Very very old vineyards of Xarel lo, Xarel lo Vermell , Macabeu and Malvasia de Sitges, fermented and aged during 8 months in big French oak barrels and amphoras. A bigger nose than the 'Autòcton' definitely shows more oak influence, but it is a very pleasing and subtle oakiness from the big barrels. Again a creamy, layered texture and a considerable richness of old-vine fruit intensity, still fresh and shapely with power on the finish. L&S (Oct 2016)
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Very light TCA note. I'm looking for just a little more fresh fruit in the middle but there is certainly grip. Drinking range: 2018 - 2020 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Oct 2017)
Like its sibling, the Autòcton Blanc, the Gran Blanc is also made from a blend of native Catalonia varieties only here the old vine fruit is aged in older French oak vats to add a light toasty veneer and creaminess of texture to the concentration of ripe stone fruit flavours yet with no loss of the fresh acidity that gives both wines an appealing dry, almost mineral, finish. Rating: 90 www.thewinegang.com (Jun 2017)
Juicy white fruit with attractive nutty characters added in - seems to hint very slightly at Amontillado, yet there is no indication of oxidised fruit here. Smooth texture and nice ripeness. Drinking range: 2017 - 2020 Rating: 17 Richard Hemming - www.JancisRobinson.com (Mar 2017)
Albert Jané, who we (and many of our customers) know well from his Acústic Celler in Monsant, has some new (but very old) vineyards. He wrote to us in September 2016: 'I would like to show you my new project: Autòcton Celler (autòcton means local, indigenous, autochthonous). It is a project from a selection of the oldest vineyards of local varieties like Sumoll, Xarel lo, Xarel lo Vermell, Malvasia de Sitges, Subirat Parent, Macabeu... fermented in tank or big barrels or amphores in Mas Vilella which is a very old traditional Catalan house dated from XVI century.
'The area is 60 km in the south of Montsant and Priorat where I am living, it is table wines because part of the vineyards are part in DO Penedes and part of them are DO Tarragona, I don’t care about DO I am looking for very very exciting vineyards... in fact I am living in the old Masia with 4 chickens , 1 rooster, 3 dogs... just upstairs of the cellar... next time you come back I will show it.'
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