Grenaches tasting from Celler Comunica, Tuesday March 15th at 19h.

 

Today we want to introduce you to the world of Grenaches and we will taste a white one, a hairy one, a gray one and a black one, all from the same Celler Comunica, in Montsant and Priorat

Pep Aguilar and Patric Morillo embody a local and at the same time traveled vision of Montsant and Priorat.

After, and at the same time as advising on some interesting projects, they begin their personal adventure with wines that are absolutely committed to freshness, obsessed with looking for little degree in them.

Wines to drink.

 

 

Celler Comunica – La Pua – DO Montsant

White Grenache (85%) & Grenache (15%)

SOIL: granitic sand, calcareous clay, slate

VINIFICATION: direct pressing and fermentation between 7 and 12 days

AGING: 8 months in stainless steel on fine lees

 

Celler Comunica

Pep Aguilar and Patric Morillo embody a local and at the same time traveled vision of Montsant and Priorat.

After, and at the same time as advising on some interesting projects, they begin their personal adventure with wines that are absolutely committed to freshness, obsessed with looking for little degree in them.

Wines to drink.

 

 

Celler Comunica – La Peluda – DO Montsant

100% Garnatxa Peluda

SOIL: granite sand at 400 m altitude, Fontanals area

VINIFICATION: maceration and fermentation in 1000 1 tanks with pigeage for 12-18 days

AGING: 10 months in stainless steel tanks

Alcohol: 13.5%

 

Hairy Grenache

A red grape variety typical of Catalonia, where it is also known as Lledoner Pelut, Lledoner Gris or Garnatxa Grisa. Its origin is the mutation of the Red Grenache, of thick skin covered with a hairiness from where the nickname of hairy comes to.

It has adapted perfectly to the Mediterranean environment of poor, arid and slate soil of the Priorat and the results obtained have been in favor of this variety that in other latitudes had high vegetable tannin contents.

It is a late bud strain, has good fertility and sensitivity to neulia. Of late ripening, well into October, it is susceptible to rot.

The grapes are medium in size, compact and with loose shoulders. The berries are spherical, medium-small in size, dark blue in color and thick-skinned.

Red wines from the Hairy Grenache variety achieve a good alcohol content. This variety is usually used in blends to achieve greater color intensity and give more fruit to the wine.

 

 

Celler Comunica

Pep Aguilar and Patric Morillo embody a local and at the same time traveled vision of Montsant and Priorat.

After, and at the same time as advising on some interesting projects, they begin their personal adventure with wines that are absolutely committed to freshness, obsessed with looking for little degree in them.

Wines to drink.

 

 

Celler Comunica – Germinal – DO Montsant

100% Grey Grenache from a 25 years old vineyard.

SOIL: granitic sands, 370 m high

VINIFICATION: direct pressing and fermentation between 7 and 12 days

AGING: 12 months in polyethylene eggs

Alcohol: 14.4%

 

Celler Comunica

Pep Aguilar and Patric Morillo embody a local and at the same time traveled vision of Montsant and Priorat.

After, and at the same time as advising on some interesting projects, they begin their personal adventure with wines that are absolutely committed to freshness, obsessed with looking for little degree in them.

Wines to drink.

 

 

Celler Comunica – Vi del Mas – DO Montsant

Grenache (70%) & Syrah(30%)

SOIL: clay-calcareous and granitic

VINIFICATION: 50% destemming, maceration from 1 to 5 days, fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks and polymer eggs.

AGING: 6 months in stainless steel tanks with its lees, plus 2 months in polymer eggs

Alcohol: 14%

 

Celler Comunica

Pep Aguilar and Patric Morillo embody a local and at the same time traveled vision of Montsant and Priorat.

After, and at the same time as advising on some interesting projects, they begin their personal adventure with wines that are absolutely committed to freshness, obsessed with looking for little degree in them.

Wines to drink.