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Awarded a Platinum Medal and 97 points at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).
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A note on the little-known (and underestimated) Montsant appelation/denominación (and here we quote the excellent Oxford Companion to Wine): "a Denominación de Origen created in Cataluna in 2001 which used to be known as the Falset sub-region of the Tarragona DO. Its 1,900 hectares of vineyards were given their own identity in order to highlight its superior quality. It has less of the schist soils of its neighbour, Priorat, but otherwise its old Garnacha and Carineña vineyards on steep slopes enable it to produce wines of very similar style and quality at much lower price".
Celler el Masroig is home to one of Spain's most highly regarded cooperatives and Sola Fred is one of the fruits of their labours. All the grapes that go into Sola Fred are grown around the winery. Altitude ranges from 100 to 350 metres and soils are red clay and limestone. The climate is Mediterranean with continental influences. The dryness of summer, the poor fertility of the terrain, the mountainous landscape and the Mediterranean climate are all key influences.
Viticulture is carried out using traditional methods. As a result of this, all their grapes are hand-harvested into small crates.
Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks.
An enticing nose of violets, black cherry, and earthy notes. As it is unoaked this wine is all about the primary fruit flavours. It is also worth trying this wine slightly chilled in summer.
** THIS WINE IS ONLY JUST BEING RELEASED FROM THE WINERY/BODEGA. WE EXPECT TO TAKE DELIVERY BETWEEN THE 4th AND 11th SEPTEMBER, FOR IMMEDIATE NEXT-WORKING-DAY DESPATCH TO CUSTOMERS **
** IF BUYING ONLY THIS WINE, AN ORDER OF 17 BOTTLES WILL QUALIFY FOR FREE DELIVERY (ie clear our £200 free delivery threshold), AND IS, FOR US, EASIER TO DESPATCH THAN 18 BOTTLES - DON'T FEEL YOU NEED TO BUY IN MULTIPLES OF 6! **