Josep Grau Viticultor

Efecte Volador – 2020

Region: Spain - Cataluña

Josep Grau Viticultor

Josep Grau returned to the land where he was born in 2003 to embark on a new journey. His wines are not influenced by trends, opinion leaders’ tastes or fads. Instead, they strive to be authentic and deeply imbued with the essence: Grau is convinced that outstanding wines can be made with very little, avoiding artifice and respecting the natural language of the vineyard.

 

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards in D.O. Montsant.

  • Altitude: 790 – 1210 feet
  • Soils: Llicorella (slate), Clay and Granite
  • Vine Age: 20 – 40 years
  • No chemicals used in vineyards
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Fermented in 1700 liter concrete vats using only indigenous yeasts at low temperature to protect fruit
  • Aged in concrete vats 6 months
Winemaker's Notes

Soaring with aromas of red berries and macerated cherries, a thrilling expression of Garnacha and Cariñena that personifies its name, “The feeling of flying”. The fruit pops with structure on a lively mouthfeel, with subtle tannin and nuances of rosemary, violets, and tar.

Wine Summary

80% Garnacha 20% Cariñena; alcohol: 14%; estate vineyards in D.O. Montsant between 790 – 1210 meters; llicorella (slate), granite and clay soils; vines 20 – 40 years; no chemicals used in vineyards; hand harvested; fermented in 1700 L concrete vats using only indigenous yeasts at low temperatures to protect fruit; aged 6 months in concrete vats.

Technical Information
  • 80% Garnacha 20% Cariñena
  • Alcohol: 14%

General Info

COUNTRY Spain
REGION Cataluña
APPELLATION D.O. Montsant
PROPRIETORS Josep Grau
FOUNDED 2003
WINEMAKER Josep Grau
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 8,333 9L cases
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) Organic, herbiside and pesticide free