ABOUT THE BRAND
TRESSALS is the name of the 50 year-old vineyard that yields the grapes used in this beautiful red blend. It also refers to the picturesque terraces that have made Priorat famous and one of the most sought-after appellations in the world.
TRESSALS showcases an intense red cherry color displaying a wide range of fresh and citric aromas as it opens up, including ripe red fruit, vanilla and tobacco. In the mouth it has a creamy, voluptuous texture with a firm backbone, well integrated tannins and a long finish.
ABOUT THE WINE
PRODUCER: Celler Grifoll-Declara
LOCATION: El Molar, Tarragona
APPELLATION: D.O.C. Priorat
VARIETALS: 60% Grenache, 20% Carignan (Samsó), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
AGEING: 9 months in French and American oak barrels
TASTING NOTES: Intense red cherry color, itdisplays a wide range of fresh and citric aromasas it opens up, including ripe red fruit, vanillaand tobacco. In the mouth it has a creamy,voluptuous texture with a firm backbone, well integrated tannins and a long finish. Tressals, like most Priorats, is a perfect pairing for hearty dishes, including stews, red meats and flavorful cheeses.
PRODUCTION: 30,000 bottles
ABOUT THE WINERY
Familly-owned and operated “garage” winery making great old-vine grenache and carignan wines in the tiny town of El Molar, right where Montsant and Priorat meet. Young oenologist Roger Grifoll and his family also manage the town’s cooperative, having access to the members’ 200 hectares of 50-80 yr-old vines that give them flexibility to produce unique terroir wines at unbeatable prices.
Brought to the spotlight at the turn of the century by Robert Parker Jr, Priorat is one of the most sought-after appellations in Spain. Its “licorella” soils (a unique type of slate) provide an inhospitable environment that pushes vines to the edge in their quest for survival, yielding scarce, yet magnificent grapes with great concentration, ripeness and minerality. Priorat is located around 120 miles south of Barcelona (N.E. Spain) and 50 miles inland from the Mediterranean. The entire appellation’s production is just above 200,000 cases.