** Big RED of the Week **
Arrels Garnaxta from Clos Pissara
from Winemaker Emmanuel Kermiji
The name Clos Pissarra is derived from the Catalan word for slate, as this is the soil that covers the regions of Montsant (sacred mountain) and Priorat (priory), that lie about 85 miles southwest of Barcelona.
Priorat has quickly established itself as the premier wine region in Spain, producing intense and concentrated wines yet remaining elegant and balanced. Montsant is a softer, more approachable version of Priorat, hence, a great value.
The flinty, mineral character of this wine combined with rich peach notes and a lively acidity continue to a palate that shows balance and concentration.
Only 179 cases produced. $21