Dark cherry color. Ripe fruit aromas with some spice. Richly balanced fruity flavors with a hint of spice and soft tannins. This is a fresh and lively Priorat wine offering an easy drinking alternative.
Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. Produced and bottled by Celler Ardevol. The Ardevol family has been growing vines in the village of Porrera since the 13th century. In the 1930s and 40s wine was sold in bulk. Subsequently hazelnut production became in high demand and wine production was abandoned to grow hazelnuts. In 1995 the family decided to go back to viticulture and created Celler Ardevol. The cellar itself is located in the tiny village of Porrera and the vineyards are small parcels spread out all around the village against the steep licorella slopes. The vineyards cover 25 acres and grow in very poor soil, perfectly orientated. Josep Ardevol, owner winemaker, wants to create wines that express the purity of the terroir from Priorat. The vineyards have very low yields and are worked by hand in harmony with nature, based on organic and biodynamic practices with no herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers. Sulphur is the only fungicide that is used. Josep believes that each and every interaction with the vines, the vineyards, and grapes have a direct impact. It is therefore important to respect nature's equilibrium in order to find balance and the true expression of the land's identity into the wine; this is achieved through integrity and respect for nature. Josep does long macerations, gentle pressing, and ages his wines in French oak barrels with light toasting and fine grain. All of this in order to create a wine evoking pure natural sensations, with no excess wood or toast flavors, and other elements that would not complement the aging of the wine.