Appellation: Vi de Taula.
Cuvée: Brutalment.
Colour: Red.
Grapes: Grenache Noir, Syrah, 40% each, Sumoll red and white and Moscatel.
About: another a la ancienne wine, a blend of red and white grapes, made wholly by whole bunch, limited production.

Vines

Location: Blancafort.
Size ha: 5.
Age: vines planted between 1980 and 2010.
Soils: ancient limestone terraces that keep nonetheless humidity.
Exposition: various.
Altitude: 430 to 600m.
Training: cordon double royat.
Farming: biodynamic, cover crops, grasses, herbs, and flowers adding to soil health, retention of moisture, and bio-diversity.
Average yield hl/ha: 30.
Climate: Mediterranean with fresh nights.

Winemaking
Whole bunch and foot trodden, on the skins in a plastic tank for 10 days, then run off to amphora to finish the ferment and age until bottling, without fining, filtration or clarification after 9 months.

Brutalment Vintage Notes 2016
90% Grenache Noir and Syrah, the rest Sumoll red and white, Macabeu and Moscatel.
Yield hl/ha: 11
Harvested: date September 25
Bottles produced: 564
Date bottled: 2017-07
Alcohol %: 13
Tasting: 2017-03 lifted red berry fruits, cassis, rhubarb, violets, almond, complex, finessed, high acidity, some bitter and ripe astringence of tannin, lovely.

Vintage Notes 2017
Yield hl/ha: 30.
Harvested: mid to end September.
Bottles produced: 900.
Date bottled: 2018-05.
Alcohol %: 11.73.
SO2 Total: <4.
Tasting: gentle cassis, raspberry, sweet almond fruit character, light-bodied, refreshing, clear, fine silky tannins, a beautiful mouthful.