Appellation: Vi de Taula.
Cuvée: Coll del Sabater.
Grapes: Usually based on Cabernet Franc and Merlot but some years now see the addition Parellada.
About: used to be Joan Ramon’s most traditional wine, a type of Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, well extracted aged for a couple of years in old oak before ageing a couple more years in bottle. It was proudly dense and tannic with rich black cherry and berry fruit. The wine has undergone a transformation from the 2017 vintage towars a lighter feel, velvet structure, and fruitier character.
Location: just north of the cellar towards the village of Barberà de Conca.
Size ha: 4.
Age: vines planted in 2000.
Training: double cordon de royat.
Average yield hl/ha: 40.
The 2017 is made de-stemmed in stainless steel with one week on stems. The Parellada from the Mas del Gaio vineyard is co-fermented. It’s put into one 3,000 litre tinaja (amphora) to age and bottled after 9 months, unfined, unfiltered. Nothing added, nothing taken.
Vintage Notes 2017
Yield hl/ha: 30.
Harvested: late September.
Bottles produced: 4,000.
Date bottled: 2018-05.
Alcohol %: 13.84.
SO2 Total: 14.
Tasting: luscious raspberry and sweet cassis very persistence big but gentle tannins.