Priorat "Bellmunt", Mas d'en Gil
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Priorat "Bellmunt", Mas d'en Gil - 2017

Item # 29885 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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Bellmunt is the name of the village in Priorat where the grapes that make this wine are grown. It is also the name of this red wine cuvée which comes from vines planted in a mix of different slates (black and red). Aged in large, old wood casks for 10 months before release.

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Mas d'en Gil, a small organic producer in the breezy wilds of southwest Catalonia, is doing much to break the popular perception of Priorat—that of a region with questionable vineyard practices and boozy, overly-extracted wines—celebrating biodiversity in the vineyard, and winemaking with nuance, a sense of place and less hamfisted power. Their entry-level 'Bellmunt' bottling (mostly Grenache, sine qua non in Priorat) is full-bodied but not over the top, reminiscent more of southern Rhône blends than typical Priorat, and is a great value for fans of those styles. Crunchy red fruit, a shrubby herbal quality and faintly salty minerality indicates this wine's Mediterranean terroir, qualities perfect for summertime barbecues featuring herb-suffused grilled meats, or rich wintertime roasts wanting a fruit-forward, but structured, counterpart.

- CB

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