Montgarnatx 2005

This blend of 60% Garnacha and 40% Cariñena is one of the most memorable expressions of the leading grape of Priorat and its granitic “llicorella” soil.

Tasting Notes

The wine shows deep cherry red color and has a spicy nose of flowers and red fruit. Sweet and smooth flavors burst on the palate and carry through on the long finish, which also contributes a distinct mineral note.

Food Pairing

Pair this powerhouse red with aged beef, beef stews or pot roasts.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Volto vineyard
Vineyard size
18 acres
Soil composition
Slate and shale
Training method
Bush
Elevation
1,650 feet
Vines/acre
1,000
Yield/acre
0.8 tons
Exposure
Varied
Year vineyard planted
1960-1995
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2001
Bottles produced of this wine
12,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
60% Garnacha and 40% Carineña
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
2-3 years old
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
79-82 °F
Maceration length
10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
2 years
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
10 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
Residual sugar
< 1 g/L

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