Black Slate
Black Slate Gratallops2017
CatalunyasubPrioratSpain

£21.50

Black Slate, Black Slate Gratallops, 2017

Black Slate
Black Slate Gratallops2017
CatalunyasubPrioratSpain

£21.50

This plush, spicy blend of Grenache, Carignan and Syrah transports you to the steep slopes and deep valleys of Priorat, southwest of Barcelona. Vines have to dig deep into the stony llicorella slate soil to find water in this Mediterranean region. You can taste the sunshine, the aromatic herbs that grown around the vineyards and the warm earth. It's classic Priorat.

About Black Slate

Celler Cecilio is a family estate in the village of Gratallops, in the heart of Priorat. When Cecilio Vincent settled in the Priorat, he met and married into a family which owned vineyards. They had been neglected, so Cecilio set about restoring them, and in 1942 he began bottling his own wines in a small stable that he renovated into a cellar and which is still in operation today.

Vicent farms four vineyard sites in Gratallops, the oldest vines are located in Els Espills where the Grenache and Carignan are 80 years old. His remaining plots of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah were replanted in the 1980s.