Black Slate Vilella Alta

2018
Spain
Catalonia
  • Garnacha and Carinyena, grown on both licorella and clay-limestone soils. A blend of old and young-vine (15-60 years) fruit, with a small addition of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
  • 250-450 meters elevation.
  • Hand harvested, partially destemmed, fermented in concrete, 30-day maceration.
  • 12 months half in concrete tank and half in French oak barrels (30% new).
  • Sustainable.
93 points
"The 2018 Black Slate La Vilella Alta (50% Grenache, 30% Carignan, and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah) is a big, rich, powerful wine offering lots of blue and red fruits, spring flowers, lavender, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. With medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity, a solid spine of acidity, ripe tannins, and a beautiful finish, it's another singular wine with brilliant character."
Jeb Dunnuck
, March 22, 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB3564-18
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Garnatxa Negra
Farming Type: 
Sustainable