2015 Joan D'Anguera Altaroses Montsant

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Joan and Josep D’Anguera took over the family estate after their father passed away a few years ago. They began a process of returning the estate to its ancestral origins, choosing biodynamic viticulture as a vehicle. 2011 is the last of a multi-year process of biodynamic conversion, with 2012 likely to bring the first Demeter-certified wines. The Montsant appellation is itself in a period of transition, having only been awarded official status in 2001. These vineyards lie in the shadows of Priorat, though the soil structures are dramatically different. Altaroses is the truest expression of what the brothers are trying to achieve, which is a finer, less extracted, more mineral-driven style of wine. Rather than the denser mountainous black slate, we find looser, sandy limestone. The fruit is crushed by foot and aged in a combination of concrete tanks and old wooden barrels. No rules in pairing this wine — go nuts!
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