Ageing; 9 months in 5000l French oak foudre
Structure; Medium to full bodied
Food pairing ideas; Roasted lamb
Intense red fruits with spicy notes. Mature tannins with a rounded structure and balanced use of oak. Rich and full with a beautiful softness.
Celler Xavier Clua are a small family winery based in Terra Alta, the highlands of southern Catalonia. Now looked after by the fourth generation, Xavier and his wife Rosa have brought a modern ethos to the winery whilst respecting old traditions. The family vineyards cover 20 hectares in a beautiful location, planted mostly with Garnatza grape varieties. Their focus is to produce quality wines true to the tarditional roots of the region. Their objective is always to bring out the identity, character and the expression of the "terroir" from each grape variety. Grapes are carefully selected by hand in small 20kgs boxes, gently destemmed, then crushed and macerated according to each variety. Production is limited to 1-1.5kgs per vine and Xavier overseas the entire process from tending the vines, winemaking and finally bottling.