Ruby, hint of purple. Black cherry fresh, hot rock, hints of frambois, bay laurel. Fresh, medium bodied, good acid, black peppercorn, plum, black cherry. The palate is just as interesting as the nose, albeit a bit lean, the wine has purity and power.
15-75 years old, ecologically certified, bio-dynamically farmed and regenerative vineyards in the parcels of Era, Planes, Obagues and Palell. Owned and operated by meticulous farmers to the point of picking out every raisin out of every cluster, pre-harvest, to ensure freshness. Winemaker Joan Asens is devoted to the biodynamic calendar, as well as using applications that withhold those standards.
70% destemmed, 30% whole cluster, native fermentation in inox for 29 days (biodynamic calendar). The wine is then racked into another stainless tank for brief 2- 3 months on the lees before going into neutral French oak for and additional 3 months. Nothing is added to the wine except SO2 at bottling.
About the producer:
The meticulous, eccentric and dedicated Joan Asens has been an influential wine authority in Catalunya for more than two decades, and as a professor of lunar cycles at the local winemaking University in Falset, he is considered a “guru of biodynanmics”. At the helm of viticulture and vineyard management for the acclaimed Alvaro Palacios in Priorat for nearly 18 years, Joan Asens has played a vital role in the creation of some of Spain’s most elite wines. Returning home to Mas Roig in 2009, Montsant to cultivate his friends and family’s old vines, has proved no exception. With a vibrancy and freshness unmatched in the DO, the seamless wines of Orto Vins, generally have a brighter finish, lower alcohol, and softer, floral, even elegant tannins.