2002 Oriel Alma de Llicorella

Priorat, Spain

Name Story

Alma de Llicorella is named for the dark, dense slate soils unique to the Priorat region that impart interesting mineral characteristics to the wine.

Winemaker

Sara Pérez

Vineyards | Winemaking

Slate/quartzite soils. 10–15 days temperature-controlled fermentation (to a maximum of 28° C), 15 days post-fermentation maceration. Aged for 14 months in French oak (50% new).

Grapes

60% Cariñena, 40% Garnacha (average age 60 years). Picked: September 20–October 20, 2002.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Intense fruits, minerals, flowers, spices and oak. Taste: Plum and wild berries with licorice and spice; warm and earthy with fine tannins and a delicate structure.

Drink by Date

Now through 2012.

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Bottle: 750ml
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