Vall Llach - Idus label
Vall Llach - Idus bottle

Vall Llach - Idus 2016

  • Producer Vall Llach
  • Blend 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
    45% Carignan
    13% Garnacha
    10% Merlot
    12% Syrah
  • Country Spain
  • Region Catalunya
  • Appellation Priorat
  • UPC 877397001046
  • Producer Vall Llach
  • Blend 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
    45% Carignan
    13% Garnacha
    10% Merlot
    12% Syrah
  • Country Spain
  • Region Catalunya
  • Appellation Priorat
  • UPC 877397001046
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Item# 97251-16/6PK

Product Ratings

Wine Enthusiast 93pt
PeninGuide 92pt

Vineyard

The old vines that make up this wine are located in areas with enviable conditions due to their picturesque surroundings, hours of sunshine and elevation above sea level. Their rocky slopes are impressive to the eye, and prevent any kind of mechanical farming, which mandates an intimate and exclusive relationship with the wine grower. Selected from the choicest vineyard blocks each individual year, this wine is guaranteed to possess some of the best fruit that can be found in the Porrera and Torroja regions of Priora.

Vinification

A pre-fermentation cold maceration took place for three days before alcoholic fermentation began. De-stemmed grapes were fermented in 1,000 and 2,500 liter stainless steel tanks between 25-29 ºC over 14-18 days, with daily manual punch-downs. In order to ensure optimum grape quality, all vineyard blocks were harvested & vinified separately; over 90 different micro-fermentations were performed. Post-fermentative maceration lasted 15 days, followed by a soft press. Fifty percent of the wine then went through malolactic fermentation in tank and 50% in barrel before the wine was aged in fine grain, 225 and 300 liter first and second year French oak barrels with a light toast. The barrels were racked once during the total aging time of 16 months.

Estate

From its inception, Celler Vall Llach has been governed by a rigid adherence to two guiding principles: rigor and quality. The winery was founded in 1992 by the famous Catalan singer Lluís Llach and his childhood friend, notary Enric Costa. Today Enric’s son, Albert Costa, serves as the winery’s principal winemaker and managing partner. Located in Porrera, one of the twelve villages that form the Qualified Designation of Origin (D.O.Q.) Priorat, about an hour and half southwest of Barcelona, this winery seamlessly fuses history and innovation, resulting in high quality wines that are appreciated the world over