Cuvée: Tocats del Gotim.
Grapes: Cabernet Franc 33%, Merlot 19%, Trepat 18%, Grenache Noir 18%, Tempranillo 8%, Sumoll Tinto 4%.
About: named after the way Aitor harvests and vinifies the components of the blend, three young and fresh, three late harvested, literally the head-dresses of Gotim.
Location: in five locations, the Cab Franc and Grenache coming from Joan Ramon Escoda’s Sabater vineyard south of Barberà de la Conca, the Merlot from near Pira, the Trepat from due west of the village, Tempranillo from the Aguait vineyard and the Sumoll from Joan Ramon’s Mas d’en Gaio vineyard.
Size (ha): .
Age / year vines planted: many different years, from 1998 back to 1980.
Soils: mostly limestone and clay.
Altitude (m): most around 400.
Training: various including double cordon de royat.
Farming: organic, not certified.
Average yield hl/ha: 25.
Climate: Mediterranean, dry, average annual rainfall 500mm.
Hand harvested into 20kg boxes and sorted in the field. Pre-ferment maceration, then fermented in one 200L plastic tank, one 220L and one 300L old French oak barrels, using wild yeasts and whole bunch, on skins for 5 and 50 days respectively at temperatures naturally occurring between 19 and 26ºC. No sulfites added. Pressed in a tiny old vertical press, blended and put back into barrel to age for three months. Bottled without filtration.
Vintage notes 2018
After a dry winter, 2018 was particularly wet, in spring and summer, causing issues with mildew and oidium, requiring extra treatments by copper and sulfur. Total rainfall 800mm. The wine style is accordingly lighter, fresher.
Yield hl/ha: 30.
Date harvested: between 23 September and 3 November.
Bottles produced: 407.
Date bottled: 2019-06-23.
SO2 Total: <10.
Tasting: you’ll have your own experience with this ever changing wine, at the time of tasting in summer 2019, we found a Lovely warm nose of savoury and sweet spice, cigar box, leather, plum, cassis, vegetal. Palate is energy, harmonious, interesting, gentle, fresh, rounded, complex. All the aromas and more.