Bodegas Noguerals, Priorat Tinto ‘Abellars’, 2014

(75cl)

SKU: SPRAB0014B

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50% Garnacha Tinto, 25% Cariñena, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah sourced from 2 parcels in La Morera de Montsant, (Mas de l´Abella and Santes Gates) on slate and chalky/clay soils. Traditional vinification with fermentation controlled at a maximum temperature of 28°C for 18-21 days. Malolactic fermentation occurs in ‘botas’ (600l) prior to ageing in oak barrels for 12 months (French, US, Central European oak). Final ageing in bottle prior to release.

About the producer

The village of La Morera, the oldest and highest town in Priorat, situated at an altitude of 750m includes a vineyard area of 52.9 hectares in total. The municipality is the most extensive and northerly in the DOQ Priorat, occupying most of the Montsant mountain range. Close by to La Morera one finds the village of Cornudella de Montsant, home of Bodegas Noguerals, a very young estate having only been established in 2000. Proprietor Ramon Alzamora focuses on the traditional Catalan grape varieties, namely Garnacha Tinta & Cariñena as well as Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon. This tiny artisanal operation owns just 5.5 hectares of vineyards in total, of which 4 hectares are classified in Priorat at 400m altitude and 1.5 hectares in neighbouring Montsant. All vines are planted on the classic soil of the area, namely ‘Llicorella’ schist/slate. Ramon’s wines are full of expressive personality and exhibit a clear freshness.



Robert Parker Wine Advocate (robertparker.com):

The red 2014 Abellars is a blend of Garnacha, Cariñena, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from their Finca Mas de l’Abella estate property in the village of La Morera de Montsant. It's a clean and modern red fermented with selected yeasts and matured in oak barrels for one year. It has a commercial profile, good ripeness, generous oak and a medium-bodied palate. 2,666 bottles produced.( Luis Gutiérrez) Points: 89 . Issue Date: 27/04/2019

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