Costers del Segre ‘Thalarn’ Castell d’Encus, Talarn, Catalunya 2016

Costers del Segre ‘Thalarn’ Castell d’Encus, Talarn, Catalunya 2016

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Castell d’Encus, Costers del Segre, Talarn, Catalunya

Castell d’Encus is a very exciting project from Raül Bobet, following his time with Torres. In 2001, whilst searching for land in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenées, Raül discovered a stunning estate at almost 1,000m above sea level dating back to the 12th century. Farming organically, he chose to plant 23 hectares of of the classic grapes varieties. Inspired by his discovery of 9 medieval rock fermenters in the vineyards, Raül restored them back into working order and now ferments several wines in them, embedded in the rocky hillsides. The results are amazing: high natural acidity, superb length and mouth feel, with both reds and whites receiving a great deal of critical praise.

The complex, intensely aromatic, 100% Syrah fermented in a combination of stainless steel vats and rock vessels, then aged for 10 months in 70% new oak. Thalarn has enticing aromas of ripe black cherries, blackberries and cassis, with a hint of cracked black pepper and cloves. On the palate, it is incredibly precise and well-balanced with an intense minerality, vibrant acidity and fine, silky tannins.
Grapes: 100% Syrah