La Cartuja Priorat 2015

$ 19.50

La Cartuja is a fresh vision of Priorat, a wine that is young and accessible. During medieval times, La Cartuja was the name given to a large geographical area governed by the Carthusian monks. Similar to the Vatican estates, this area had its own code of law. The whole of Priorat was a "Cartuja," a religious state rather than a civil domain. Priorat's winemaking heritage began with the Carthusian monks. For centuries they performed the backbreaking work necessary to care for these difficult, isolated vineyards.

Winemaking details:

  • 70% Garnacha, 30% Mazuelo (Cariñena)
  • Organic farming
  • Llicorella soil (volcanic slate)
  • Aged 6 months in French Oak

Tasting Notes: Spicy black fruits on the nose with hints of earth and graphite.  On the palate, mixed berries and black fruits up front, giving way to a lovely minerality.

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:

Peppercorn crusted steak, roast leg of lamb, tagliatelle with braised pork ragu, steak and pepper stirfry