Celler Cecilio Black Slate Gratallops 2015 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Celler Cecilio Black Slate Gratallops 2015 750ml
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Celler Cecilio Black Slate Gratallops 2015

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The Black Slate Gratallops comes from a blend of older and younger vine fruit originating from August's vineyards near the village. It showcases both the power, typical of Gratallops, as well as the charmingly elegant and rustic touch of Vicent's winemaking.
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The Black Slate series wines are produced by different producers from different villages of Priorat for US importer Eric Solomon, as is the case of the 2015 Black Slate Gratallops from Celler Cecilio. They want to show the character of the Priorat grapes in the different villages. It's a blend of Cariñena, Garnacha and Syrah from (guess what?) slate soils that fermented separately with indigenous yeasts and with 20% of the volume being raised in oak barrels for some eight or nine months. I noticed the Syrah here, combined with classical Gratallops sweet Garnacha and a pinch of spices. The palate is medium-bodied, with the fine slate texture, generous, warm and showy, but without excess, with the graphite holding it together. This is a Gratallops Vi de Villa. There are 26,500 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, October 28, 2016