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Partida Bellvisos Red - 2018
Partida Bellvisos Red - 2018

Partida Bellvisos Red - 2018

When the winemakers reclaimed the "coster" (a steeply sloping traditional Priorat vineyard) and brought it back into production, they initially thought they had acquired a plot of Carinyena (Carignan) grapes. To their great surprise, they discovered that the vineyard actually contained 40% Garnatxa Peluda (Downy Grenache)! This Garnatxa Peluda ripens earlier than the Carinyena, and it imparts a fresher, more vibrant character to the wine. This was the final piece of the puzzle they needed to achieve the desired balance in their Bellvisos wine. The winemakers first harvest the Garnatxa Peluda grapes and subject them to a carbonic maceration, where the whole clusters are fermented for 10 to 12 days. After this initial maceration, the juice is pressed and blended with the rest of the Garnacha and Carignan components. The combined must is then crushed, with 50% of the grape stems retained. The maceration process lasts for 35 to 40 days, and the wine is then aged for 18 months in 2000-liter foudres (large oak barrels). This meticulous approach allows the winemakers to capture the unique characteristics of the Garnatxa Peluda, while seamlessly integrating it with the Carinyena to create a harmonious and balanced Bellvisos wine.
  • Brand: Sara I Rene
  • Region:Catalunya
  • Commune/Village:Gratallops
  • Varietal:50% Garnacha Peluda, 30% Garnatxa negra, 20% Carinyena
  • Color:Red
  • Alcohol:15.5%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:Spain
  • Climate:Mediterranean climate
  • Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
  • Soil:Llicorella (slate-based soil) and quartz
  • Vine Age (year planted):70-80 year-old
  • Winemaker Name:Sara Perez and Rene Barbier Jr.
  • Scores:RP 97 (2016)
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  • Total Production:2,500 bottles