Celler del Cesc, Tanca Els Ulls Cartoixà de Vinyes Velles '18

Celler del Cesc, Tanca Els Ulls Cartoixà de Vinyes Velles '18

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Zesty orange wine from a young Catalan producer, from old vines of cartoixà de marina (pink-skinned xarel-lo).

Tarragona, Spain

Fransesc Boronat is a young fella making wonderfully precise natural-ish wines in Tarragona, Catalunya, a short hop from the Mediterranean coast. He comes from a family of grape growers who sold wine to the local co-op and other wineries, but after he traveled around making wine for several years, he returned home to begin tending a few old plots of indigenous varieties. This wine comes from eighty year old vines of cartoixà de marina (aka xarel-lo vermell) a pink skinned version variant of a grape that is increasingly being used to make racy, savoury still wines. It spent twenty days on skins in a combo of amphorae and stainless tanks, before six months of lees aging.  It has a beautiful pink-ish orange colour, and a nose of lemon juice and dried orange peels, with some baked clay and scrubby herbs. The palate has ripping acidity and fine, gentle tannins, and it finishes long and salty.