Rottlan Torra - "Tirant" 2001

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Rottlan Torra

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Rottlan Torra - "Tirant" 2001

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"A prodigious effort, the 2001 Tirant is a 9,000-bottle cuvee made from 30% Grenache (90-100 years old), 25% Carignan (90-100 years old), 25% young vine Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, and 10% Merlot. Fermented in large oak foudres and aged 12 months in new French oak, it will be bottled with neither fining nor filtration. Inky/purple-colored to the rim, it boasts a spectacular bouquet of blueberries, blackberries, and the region’s classic crushed stone minerality. This full-throttle yet remarkably elegant 2001 possesses tremendous intensity and texture as well as layers of flavor, but comes across as not over the top, overripe, or overly heavy. The 60-second finish reveals more noticeable tannin than the other cuvees. Give it 1-2 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 10-15. The 2001 Tirant is indeed a special wine."

Rotllan Torra is a winery based in Torroja del Priorat, Spain. Jordi Rotllan Torra founded the winery with his family in 1984. In 1997, Rotllan Torra exploded on the Spanish wine making scene with Amadis, a wine from hundred-year-old vines, after two top publications in the Spanish wine industry named the 1995 release as one of the top wines of the year.

The winery (see video below) is located in a former monastery of the small village of Torroja del Priorat (2 hours southwest of Barcelona.) This ancient area (some of the vineyards are 100 years old) is comprised of steep hillside vineyards of Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon at 2000 feet elevation. The soil is composed primarily of slate. The dry, hot climate forces the vine to reach deep for water and helps produce an intensity in the fruit. All harvesting is done by hand due to the steep inclines of the vineyards.

Tirant seems to have overtaken the Amadis as their flagship wine. The fruit comes from low-yielding vines in a unique microclimate near the village of Torroja del Priorat. The 2003 is a blend of 25% Grenache and 25% Carignan (both from 90 year old vines), 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and 10% Merlot. It was fermented in foudres and then aged in new French oak for 12 months.

Producent Rottlan Torra
Jaar 2001
Appellation Priorat
Climat Nee
Flesgrootte 0,75 L
Aantal flessen 1
Conditie Nee
Waardering 96-98