Montsant "Orto Tinto", Orto Vins
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Organic

Montsant "Orto Tinto", Orto Vins - 2018

Item # 31927 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

A hearty, full-bodied red wine from just outside of Barcelona. Made from a blend of local grapes: Samsó, Ull de Llebre, Garnacha and Picapoll and planted on clay, limestone and schist-based soils. Made by Joan Asens who is a dedicated professor of lunar cycles at the local university in Falset. Brilliant with spanish tortilla, aged Manchego and some cured meats.


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Staff Pick Notes

This wine is a blend of Garnacha, Carignan, and Tempranillo. The wine is fermented in stainless steel to preserve freshness and aged in barrique for six months with lees. It's a balanced wine with silky and smooth tannins. Cherry and strawberry notes are followed by floral notes, especially rose petals. The oak aging produces vanilla and tobacco notes and balance. The environment in the Montsant area is ideal for grape growing. It's a Mediterranean climate with Continental influences; the days are warm and the nights are cool with mountains protecting vineyards from the strong sea. Winemaker Joan Asens with three childhood friends are creating great wines using biodynamic practices but, at the same time, trying to preserve the traditional farming methods of their grandparents. Delicious!

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