Sere - Celler Vendrell - Montsant DO - Spain
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Serè is a dry wind that comes from the interior peninsula. This wind is ideal to get the best conditions of the vineyard because it prevents the development of fungal diseases ventilating them and drying them out.
The label reflects the tribute to the elderly people, the ones who planted the varieties Grenache and Carignan that have been adapted very well in the Montsant region.
Blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Carignan grapes, from 20-40 years old vines. The soil is clay that provides more concentration of flavours. Selection of grapes in the vineyard by manual harvest. At the winery, garnacha is vinified in september and Carinena in October, destemmed and contact with skins for 20 days with two pumping overs per day. Then Josep uses the vertical press and fermentations take place in Inox without any temperature control. Transfered to 6 years old seasoned 225 French oak barrels for 5 months. Unfiltered, natural clarification and no sulphites added. Bottled July 2019. It shows sour cherry, spicy pepper, plums, hazelnuts. Very well balanced medium-full bodied, lively and fresh aftertaste.
Celler Vendrell Rived is a family-based winery founded in 2000, headed up by the husband and wife team of Josep Maria Vendrell and Núria Barceló. The family vineyards are located in the little village of Marçà in the D.O. Montsant wine region in south-western Catalonia (North-eastern Spain), in total of 25 hectares. They own three vineyard plots; Mas d’en Crusta, Mas d’en Joan Gros and Pedrenyeres. The grapes, Grenache and Carignan, are sourced from the family’s old-vine vineyards, planted by their ancestors. Josep controls the vineyards everyday to understand the needs of each single vine preventing diseases. The couple have also planted new vineyards in the last 15-20 years. All the vineyards are treated with organic system and controlled by the CCPAE (Catalan Council of Agrarian Ecological Production). Josep Maria and Núria are working towards leaving a better legacy for their three children and their focus on high quality wines with personality and self-expression.