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Celler Pasanau Ceps Nous 2017

$24
  • Description
  • Tasting Notes
  • Winery
    • Vintage: 2017
    • Appellation: D.O.Q. Priorat
    • Grapes: 77% Garnacha, 16% Mazuelo, 7% Syrah
    • Aging period: 6 months in oak barrels
    • Oak: French and American oak
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    Celler Pasanau

    This small family winery in Priorat has been, for centuries, focused on producing wines full of character that accurately represent the terroir they originate at. After phylloxera destroyed all vineyards, Joan Pasanau, grandfather of the current owner, recovered and replanted the family's vineyards to start the journey, once again.

    In the 80s, Ricard Pasanau (Joan's grandson), took over the vineyards, acquired some more, and introduced new varieties. This was the turnaround point where this winery shifted gears and tripled their production to about 40k bottles per year, of which 32,000 are exported outside of Spain.

    Celler Pasanau is located at about 2,450 feet over sea level in the Morera de Monstant, a village of Arab origin that lies at the bottom of the Montsant mountain range, in the heart of the D.O.Q Priorat. 

    Together with the soils, which range from "Llicorella" slate to calcareous gravels, the winery benefits from different microclimates that favor production within different terroirs.