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Until 16th April 2020

North-Iberian Gems
Dear all,

Spain remains one of the best European countries to find great value-for-money and our selection this time is a testimony of this.

Spotlight is on one estate in Navarra just North of Rioja and another one in Priorat located South-West of Barcelona which both represent great terroirs and in the hands of talented winemakers produce excellence at affordable price!

Please do not hesitate to stop by and taste them freely and for free!

See you soon!

Olivier Bourseau
Moment's Wines
North-Iberian Gems
A selection of organic wines from two fine wine estates located on two distinct appellations from Northern Spain.

Casa de Luculo – Navarre
Luculo is a Navarra wine estate in Spain created by oenologists Virginia Arranz and Juan Glaría in 2004 in the Baja Montaña region of the appellation. Vineyards are located on the nothernmost area of the Navarra D.O. with 32 hectares of vines and 18 of them with organic certification since 2015 with the aim of widening the conversion to the whole vineyards soon. Main planted grape is black Garnacha with the white variety also planted and others like Tempranillo, Syrah and Merlot producing great results. Limestone soils are often covered with rocks and the moderate altitude (400 metres high) allows for nice maturities whilst retaining good acidity therefore freshness in the grapes. Vines are aged between more than 10 to 90 years old with a high average allowing for depth of taste in the wines. We have been impressed by the value for money provided by their white and reds. Luculo has been part of the Axial Vinos group since 2013 which owns a few Spanish wineries.



Luculo Garnacha Blanca 2019
15,90 frs
✩ Buy 5 and get the 6th for free until 16th April ✩
Grape variety: 100% white Grenache from 390 metres high vineyards older than 10 years old. Oak barrels fermentation. Maturation: 3 months in oak barrels on lees. Nose: Peach, floral, toast. Palate: Round and fresh. An excellent white which will be perfect from aperitif to fish dishes.
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Catulo Tinto 2018
11,90 frs
✩ Buy 5 and get the 6th for free until 16th April ✩
Grape varieties: Tempranillo, Grenache, Merlot, Syrah from vineyards older than 35 years old. Maturation: Concrete tanks. Nose: Red fruit liqueur, plum, liquorice. Palate: Round and elegant with nice fruity finish. An appealing candy!
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Els Vil-Lusionistes - Priorat
The Els Vil-Lusionistes estate in Priorat was created by Anna Molina and Sergi Siuraneta, childhood friends born the same year and living in the same village. They took over Anna's family 7 hectares' vineyards in 2014 and started their conversion towards organic farming and got the certification in 2017. Their winery is on the Vilella Baixa village and vineyards are at El Lloar, La Vlella Alta and La Vilella Baixa villages. Soils are typical of the region with Llicorella (slate) as well as granite with rocks, gravels and sand. It is the only winery not to own a single oak barrel to make their wines and they are proud of it! This way their wines reflect the place where they are made as best as possible. Their vineyards are decently old with age between 18 and 70 years which provide the wines with lots of depth. And what a success! None of the wines we tried from the winery had a perception of high alcohol which is often a Priorat flaw: only freshness and elegance! The wines all had nice fruitiness and minerality. On the palate the tannins were silky and the balance outstanding. Try them as soon as possible!



Unanim Priorat 2018
23,90 frs
✩ Buy 5 and get the 6th for free until 16th April ✩
Grape variety: 100% Grenache from seperately fermented plots on slate (Llicorella) sandy and rocky soils from 19 to 54 years old vineyards. Maturation: 8 months in 15% Amphoras and 85% steel tanks and 4 months in bottles. Nose: Very fine with intense raspberry and a mineral character. Palate: Round tannins, great freshness! Mineral finish.
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And also:

Unanim Simbiosi Priorat 2017
32,90 frs
Grape variety: 100% Carignan from 18 to 40 years old vineyards on slate (Llicorella), sandy and rocky soils. Maturation: 8 months 20% in amphoras and 80% in steel tanks and 4 months in bottles. Nose: Liquorice, blackcurrant liqueur. Palate: Silky tannins, nice freshness, superb balance with mineral finish. Woahh. Such a beauty! A great atypical Priorat.
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