Llicorella Vitis 60
A magnificent, dense Priorat with an unmistakably mineral accent. Llicorella Vitis is made with grapes from old vines that grow on terraces on poor, mineral soil. Most of the soil is made up of siliceous slate, known as the 'llicorella', which gives the wines their exclusive character. The average production per vine is less than 1 kilo, which gives excellent properties to the grape.
Type of wine
Carinyena, Garnatxa negra
Designation of origin
Style of Wine
Fine red wine
Cherry colour with violet hues on the rim.
Aromas of ripe black fruit - figs, plums, cherries - with a prominence of mineral elements.
Tastingy, fleshy and robust, with ripe and silky tannins. Lingering, elegant and well-balanced afterTastinge. Good ageing notes.
Another outstanding wine made by Cellers Unió. It brings together all the qualities and sensations of the most historic Priorat, where the minerality provided by the slate gives it a fascinating personality.
Between 16 and 18 degrees. Recommended to decant before drinking
A highly recommended wine to accompany red meats, especially game. It also goes really well with more elaborate dishes such as roast lamb, pork or veal with various sauces. What's more, it can be enjoyed with blue and cured cheeses.
Experts say that Llicorella Vitis is "like of work of art that takes you to cloud nine". If we say that it's a wine for important occasions or for planning consistent meals, we're not revealing any secrets. That's why you have to pamper it even more, making sure it's at the right temperature and decanting it beforehand so that you can discover its qualities. However, don't deprive yourself of the pleasure of trying it by the glass, once its fullness has been revealed.
In the vineyard
Very old vines in Poboleda and Gratallops, mostly on hillsides. With a very low yield per vine. Poor mineral soil with siliceous slates combined with calcareous soil. A very special terroir.
In the winery
Separate fermentation of the varieties in small tanks to guarantee the essence of the vineyards. Spontaneous yeasts. Consecutive macerations at the beginning of fermentation and more spread out afterwards. Aged in 225-litre French and American oak barrels.
In 1942 the Union of Cooperatives of the Camp of the Province of Tarragona to Reus was constituted. The entity was created with the aim of bringing together all the farmers of the province.
Three years later, Unió acquired the first facilities on Tivoli Street in the city of Reus, popularly known as "La Exportadora". In 1945 the Priorat Designation of Origin was born. That year, Unió bottled its first bottle of DO Priorat wine. In 1963 the Union of Cooperatives of the Camp of the Province of Tarragona is separated from the State and becomes a private entity.
The Cartoixa de Scala Dei monastery symbolises the historical birthplace of wines and winegrowing of the DOQ Priorat (Qualified Designation of Origin).
Back in the twelfth century, Carthusian monks brought from Provence the knowledge and techniques to develop a viticulture that soon took root and has evolved over the centuries. The Carthusian domains formed the so-called historical Priorat, which today coincides with the DOQ Priorat wine region.
This is much more than just a bottle of wine
Viniscoop's wines and cavas are authentic products of the land. They are made by agricultural cooperatives, which represent hundreds of farming families.
With your purchase you are promoting the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the territory, offering opportunities to young people in rural areas and enjoying authentic products, made following the tradition inherited for generations.
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