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Succés Vinícola El Mentider
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Succés Vinícola

Succés Vinícola El Mentider

Country: Spain
Region: Conca de Barberà
Grape: Trepat
Colour: Red
Bottle Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 14%
Vintage: 2015
Organic

Albert Canela and Mariona Vendrell started making wine in 2011 when they were just twenty.  Based in the hills of Conca de Barberà, southwest of Barcelona in Catalonia and with investment from the local region, the couple farm organically and have a network of old-time growers who they buy their grapes from.  Catalonia's wine history is deeply and fundamentally linked to Cava and cheap rosé.  

This is no criticism and in fact over-commercialisation has shown itself to be the catalyst in many regions for brave, dynamic and pioneering young winegrowers to start swimming against the tide.  

Albert and Mariona are two of those winegrowers: young, entrepreneurial, respecting of their environment and champions of indigenous grapes.  They've chosen to take a different path with the Trepat, Parellada and Ull de Llebre varieties that have sustained the region for generations and the couple produce a range of pure, vibrant still wines that have become the new benchmark for the Catalonian wine.

Composed of three vineyards totalling less than 4 ha. Old bush-trained vines between 80-100 years old Calcareous clay.  Handpicked in small boxes. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks.  Macerated for about 45 days. Malolactic spontaneously in barrels of 300-500 L.  Aged in Burgundy barrels from 225L-600L capacity during about 9 months, depending on the vintage.  Very low dose of sulphites.  

Mentider (Catalan for ‘liar’) is a monovarietal wine produced from Trepat, native to Conca de Barberà.  This grape is characterised by low alcohol content, light body and colour.  Generally, it is used as base wine for Rosé Cava.

PRODUCER NOTES

Albert Canela and Mariona Vendrell started making wine in 2011 when they were just twenty.  Based in the hills of Conca de Barberà, southwest of Barcelona in Catalonia and with investment from the local region, the couple farm organically and have a network of old-time growers who they buy their grapes from.  Catalonia's wine history is deeply and fundamentally linked to Cava and cheap rosé.  

This is no criticism and in fact over-commercialisation has shown itself to be the catalyst in many regions for brave, dynamic and pioneering young winegrowers to start swimming against the tide.  

Albert and Mariona are two of those winegrowers: young, entrepreneurial, respecting of their environment and champions of indigenous grapes.  They've chosen to take a different path with the Trepat, Parellada and Ull de Llebre varieties that have sustained the region for generations and the couple produce a range of pure, vibrant still wines that have become the new benchmark for the Catalonian wine.

FARMING & WINEMAKING NOTES

Composed of three vineyards totalling less than 4 ha. Old bush-trained vines between 80-100 years old Calcareous clay.  Handpicked in small boxes. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks.  Macerated for about 45 days. Malolactic spontaneously in barrels of 300-500 L.  Aged in Burgundy barrels from 225L-600L capacity during about 9 months, depending on the vintage.  Very low dose of sulphites.  

Mentider (Catalan for ‘liar’) is a monovarietal wine produced from Trepat, native to Conca de Barberà.  This grape is characterised by low alcohol content, light body and colour.  Generally, it is used as base wine for Rosé Cava.