Bodegas Puiggros Vi d’ Amfora Exedra
Bodegas Puiggros only took their wines to market in 2008 but they still have a romantic winemaking history. Since 1843, the Puiggros family has been producing wines from their own vines in the Odena region of Catalunya for the family and close friends. Over generations they had come to realize that their vineyards and techniques were something worth sharing with the world. A sincere dedication to the terroir in their zone and the indigenous varieties that grow there, allows them to constantly discover ways to unlock all of the magic that lies within their land. Starting with conscious and clean farming in the vineyard, they hand-harvest only the best fruit for their production, and ferment each vineyard separately in varying vessels to accentuate what the vines have to show; some in stainless steel, and many in clay amphora of differing sizes. Depending on the batch, the wine goes into top quality oak for extra aging, all the while seeing very little sulphur use (if any) until bottling. Puiggros is pushing the quality of north-eastern Spain’s wines forward, and doing so in a clean and unique way.
Black garnacha, aged in amphora. Grenache with good acidity and very fruity. The amphora gives it a differential touch. The first thing you meet is a quirky scent of almonds, leather, lacquer and white flowers. You might think the taste would be a little cranky, but those kinds of thoughts are put to shame by a fine, delectable acid that strikes a perfect balance with the obesity. Well balanced and in harmony. Speechless!
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