2014 Joan d'Anguera "Altaroses" Montsant

SKU #1248718 Jancis Robinson

 Chewy, rounded, bright, soft. (RH)  (2/2016)

K&L Notes

The wines made by brothers Joan and Josep d'Anguera have changed dramatically in the past three years. Altaroses is relatively younger vine Garnacha, farmed organically (and in fact, Demeter certified biodynamic), and picked relatively early. Trodden by foot periodically for a few days, fermented with its own yeast, and allowed to age in old barrels, there is a delicacy, purity and freshness to this wine that makes it so drinkable. A perfect window into the style here. Another indicator of the rising quality at Joan d'Anguera: we had a 2013 Finca l'Argata (older vine garnacha from prime parcels) opened next to a young 2010 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo. The Montsant more than held its own! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)

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