Tiny Village, Great Wine

Vall Llach winery honors its village with another knockout blend
Vall Llach Wine

Vall Llach Wine

Porrera Vi de Vila is Vall Llach’s tribute to its village and inhabitants.

Vall Llach Wine

Priorat, the old vine wine region just south of Barcelona, permits the name of one of its 12 historic villages to grace a bottle of wine, but only if 100 percent of the grapes used are grown within that municipality.

This is micro terroir at its best: Porrera Vi de Vila is Vall Llach’s tribute to its village and inhabitants, and what a tribute this blend turned out to be. The 2010 wine, 70 percent old-vine cariñena and 30 percent old-vine garnacha is a gorgeous deep red in the glass, round and full in the mouth, with silky tannins and a long, long finish.

Both lush and elegant, less jammy than Vall Llach’s saucy Embruix or stunning Idus blends, the Porrera Vi de Vila 2010 is a beautifully balanced wine full of dark red fruit, licorice, and a bit of herb in the nose. Ready to drink now, it will only improve with a few more years in the bottle. Allow the wine to breathe for half an hour before enjoying.

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