Vermell is a blend featuring 70% Garnacha Tintorera – a 19th-century, French crossing of Garnacha and Aramon Noir that was widely planted after phylloxera and 30% Mando. Hand harvested, destemmed, and fermented by natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks and stone lagars. Aged 4 months in 26 HL subterranean amphorae.

91 points
"An entry-level red from local varieties, the 2019 Vermell is a blend of 70% Garnacha Tintorera and 30% Mandó from vines planted in 1996. It fermented with part of full clusters in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and matured in 2,600-liter clay tinajas (amphorae) for four months. The vinification is very light, closer to a rosé than a red. This is very primary, juicy like biting into a ripe bunch of grapes. The palate is still mineral and serious, with a dry, chalky finish, quite unusual at this price point. It has a little more structure and oomph than the 2018. Straightforward and easy to drink. 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2020."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
90 points
"The Vermell bottling is another of Celler del Roure’s amphora bottlings raised in the ancient vessels carved out of the stone in the cellars. The cépages is seventy percent Garnacha Tintorera and thirty percent Aramon Noir, with the vines ranging from thirty to fully seventy years of age. The wine comes in at thirteen percent alcohol in the 2019 vintage and offers up a superb bouquet of dark berries, black cherries, a bit of garrigue, smoked meats, gently autumnal soil tones, and a top note of brown spice. On the palate, the wine is bright, full-bodied, and nicely light on its feet, with lovely intensity of flavor, good acids, modest tannins, and a long, complex finish. This is lovely. "
John Gilma,
View From the Cellar
Issue 99

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Garnacha Tintorera
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