What's New in February
Rotllan Torra Amadis 2003 - Now Available!
2003 was a very good year for Rotllan Torra. Although the heat wave of 2003 did reach Spain, Rotllan Torra's high altitude, old vines vineyards were well suited to deal with this issue.
Rottlan Torra is located at one of the high points of the Priorat denomination in the town of Torroja. Rotllan Torra's vineyards are all around the town and benefit greatly from this cool microclimate. In 2003 the grapes reached phenolic maturity (hard to acheive in warmer areas where sugar levels spiked before the grapes reached full maturity.) The wines are powerfull yet also sweet showing smooth rich tannins.
Dark Opaque color. Aromas of chocolate and coffee mingle with mineral overtones. On the palate the wine is very dense and chewy almost, A spicy, soft fruit fills out the back end. Drink now through 2015.
Also new ...
Cava Avinyó Rosado arrived last month. Check out or What's New from December to get all the details.
In the Press
The Wine Spectator reviews some of their favorite wines from Priorat, Ribera del Duero and the Loire Valley.
Blackberry, licorice and coffee flavors mingle in this inky red. The muscular tannins are well integrated and lavish oak complements the ripe fruit. Heady, but stays clean. Drink now through 2015. 2,000 cases made. –T.M. (Nov 30, 2006)
This lush red is like pie a la mode, sweet with ripe blackberry and huckleberry fruit and vanilla oak flavors. It’s mouthfilling yet not aggressive, and there’s enough acidity to keep it lively. An oaky, modern style, ripe and heady, but rich and deep. Drink now through 2015. –T.M. (Insider Vol.2, No.2)
Le Clos 2002
Still going strong, with nice concentration to its lemon peel, sea salt, dried grapefruit and mineral notes. Plenty of vibrancy on the finish. Impressive for its age. Drink now. 1,175 cases made. -J.M. (Dec 15, 2006)
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