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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Espelt Garnacha Old Vines 2012
Espelt Garnacha Old Vines 2012
(search item no. 124954)
green wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Espelt Garnacha, made with 100% Garnacha, has black fruits on the nose. It is very rounded in the mouth and has a soft, smooth finish. This wine pairs well with meat and pasta, as well as cheddar and manchego cheeses.
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About Espelt:

Espelt is located in the Emporda region of Spain, an amphitheatre overlooking the sea, encircled by mountains, which transforms with the seasons. In winter, the magical, silent surprise of the snow rarely reaches it. In spring, the greens are tender and gentle. In summer, the land is parched, the yellows are bright and dry. At the end of summer, everything becomes infused with sweet light, as if touched by peaches. In September, the vines of the Emporda region are an elegant, golden grey. Each harvest expresses the perfect cycle of the earth.

The wine cellar, modern and technological, rises up next to the ancestral traditional farmhouse. Both buildings contains the philosophy of our brand. The wine cellar materializes the idea of modernity that encourages us. The farmhouse welcomes the wine-growing tradition of this land, one that Lluis Espelt offered on culminating his agricultural activity with full dedication to wine growing. From the combination of tradition and modernity comes the initiative in which the next two generations, Damia and Anna, continue working.