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Pla de Gates Negre

Anna Espelt

Pla de Gates Negre Bottle
Appellation
Empordà
Variety
Garnacha
Age of Vines
17
Farming
Certified organic (CCPAE)
Soil
Granite, sand, clay
Altitude
25 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, partially destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in oak vats, short, gentle maceration
Aging
9 months in neutral 500L and 20HL French oak barrels

Overview

Made from 100% Lledoner Negre, the local name for Garnacha in this part of Catalunya, Pla de Gates showcases the new-school style of Garnacha growing increasingly popular in Spain. Sourced entirely from fruit that Anna Espelt grows in granitic soils in her personal vineyard of Mas Marés, these organically farmed vines are surrounded on three sides by the Mediterranean and exposed to nearly constant winds from inland or from the sea. This exposure ensures a vibrant style of Garnacha with notes of fresh herbs and a hallmark mineral streak and salinity in the finish.

Catalonia, Spain
  • Location
    Catalonia, Spain
  • Appellation
    Empordà
  • Proprietor
    Anna Espelt
  • Winemaker
    Anna Espelt
  • Size / Elevation
    25 hectares / 25 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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