AUDITORI BLANC

2021 Vinyes Velles Magiques Acústic Celler

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Grapes Garnacha Blanco, Macabeu, Xarel lo
Colour White
Origin Spain, Montsant
Other Certified Organic
ABV 14%

Organically produced from grapes sourced fromAlbert's three oldest parcels, all with vines older than 70 years old. The Garnacha Blanca, was planted in 1939 in Els Guiaments; Macabeo in 1950 in the Tros de Marmellans vineyard in Capçanes; and the Pansal (Xarelo) in 1942 in the Serra d'Almos. Two days of cold-soak maceration at 8º-10º the juice then ferments in a mix of concrete tanks, clay amphora, large French oak foudres and 400l barrels. It is then matured for 10 months ion the lees, with weekly battonage. 75% White Grenache, 19% Pansal (Xarelo) and 6% Macabeo. L&S (Oct 2022)

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Mainly Garnacha Blanca. Firm fruit with the spine of the appellation. Really interesting. Great structure. Not fat at all. QGV 14% Drinking range: 2023 - 2026 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Oct 2023)

The new 2021 Auditori Blanc is a selection from three old vines—79% Garnacha Blanca from 1953, 19% Pansal (Xarel.lo) from 1942 and 5% Macabeo from 1962—trying to achieve more depth and dimension than their Acustic Blanc. It fermented in concrete egg, oak vat and 400-liter barrels where it matured with the lees and weekly bâtonnage for 10 months. It's pale and looks delicate, but internally it's ripe and powerful at 14% alcohol but has a low pH of 3.09 and 6.2 grams of acidity. It has great freshness and balance. 4,752 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2022. Rating: 93 Luis Gutierrez, www.robertparker.com (Jul 2022)

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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