VN

VN Rojo 2015

VN, or Vinel·lo, is a field blend of seven grape varietals: Trepat, Sumoll, Garrut, Queixal de Llop, Ull de Perdiu, Garnacha, and Samsó. It drinks like a light Jura red and is actually from one of their younger vineyards, planted in 1995. The soil is predominantly calcareous clay.

Each varietal is harvested and fermented separately, whole cluster, in stainless steel tanks. The shortest maceration is for the Garrut, which has the most color, about 20 hours. The longest is for the Trepat, which is lightest in color, about 3 days. All of the others last about 48 hours.

Once finished, they’re blended and racked into the same tanks. The wine then ages on its fine lees and naturally decants, slowly, through the cold of the winter. This wine is unfiltered, unfined, and no sulfur is added at any part of the winemaking process.